I just got a new horse. She's a 5 year old pretty thoroughbred mare, an ex-racer. She's really good other than the fact that she won't pick up her left lead while I'm riding her. On the lunge line, she picks it up fine. I don't think it's her saddle because she won't pick it up when I'm riding bareback either. I just want suggestions on asking her for it :) she picks it up sometimes but not as much as I would like.
Also, I'm trying to get her to be more responsive. I want her to get round and on the bit and elastic. She's still hard to stop sometimes after we go over a little jump (nothing big, we're working on flatwork mostly). I'm hoping to make a hunter out of her so ANY tips at all for getting her slow and steady would be great!
Thanks you guys!