leads and flying lead changes
So my 4 yr old ottb is random, really random ... most of the time she pics up the correct lead but sometimes she doesn't and if I try and "aid" her in picking up the correct lead (whether that is inside rein outside leg or the opposite) she takes the wrong lead ... and it's both ways not just to the right ... im not sure if anyone knows of a random way that people train horses on the track or if the even do ... I have been working with her a lot and when she gets the correct lead, I praise her a lot ...
Also I have been doing break downs in the middle of my figure 8 to prep for my flying lead changes ... I have always done this when training a horse but am wondering if anyone has any other tricks ... I am not having problems with her at all but want to see if there are other things I can try if I do have problems ... when we let the horses run around in the arena, she goes beautiful flying lead changes but it's all just natural ... if only I could get her to do them when im on her ... I've tried just asking to see if she would just change but that doesn't work haha ... anywho any extra tips would be great! I think im doing the right thing tho :)
:: Karley ::
Tucker WB/TB- 11 yr
Speedy QH/TB- 22 yr