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        06-22-2013, 10:53 AM
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    Foal
    Question my horse always has te wrong leg in canter

    Every time I canter my horse has the wrong leg. T,he owner of the barn says she has a fav leg, I try what horsey friends say but it never works, has eny one now some thing that can help this
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        06-22-2013, 11:58 AM
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    Yearling
    What have they suggested you do to get the correct lead?
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        06-22-2013, 12:04 PM
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    Weanling
    Have you tried asking for a canter coming around a corner of the arena? While the horse is curved in a certain direction (coming around the corner), it makes it easier for them to pick up the correct canter lead. At least I find that is the case with quite a number of horses i've ridden.
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        06-22-2013, 12:13 PM
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    Showing
    Most horses do have a preferred lead in the canter and if they aren't taught early on in training to pick up the correct lead when cued, they will get to the point that it's nearly impossible to force them to pick up the other.

    Asking for the canter in the corner of an arena is always a good one to try. Also, make sure that you're asking correctly and that she's balanced enough to pick it up. If she's not in the correct body position (if she has her shoulder dropped in and her head pointed out or her hip pointed out or if she's wanting to go the other way toward the barn or other horses) then she won't pick up the correct lead.

    Another one to try is to ask on a relatively small circle. If she picks up the wrong lead, keep her pushed up in the canter but tighten the circle down smaller and ride it out. She'll get tired (and so will you) on that one lead soon enough but just keep her going. Eventually she'll either do a flying change on her own or drop down to a trot and pick up the correct lead when you push her back up into the canter.
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        06-22-2013, 02:00 PM
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    Foal
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    What have they suggested you do to get the correct lead?
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    To tuck in her shoulder and asking her to canter ,it never worked :(....thanks for the reply :)
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        06-22-2013, 02:04 PM
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    Foal
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    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    Most horses do have a preferred lead in the canter and if they aren't taught early on in training to pick up the correct lead when cued, they will get to the point that it's nearly impossible to force them to pick up the other.

    Asking for the canter in the corner of an arena is always a good one to try. Also, make sure that you're asking correctly and that she's balanced enough to pick it up. If she's not in the correct body position (if she has her shoulder dropped in and her head pointed out or her hip pointed out or if she's wanting to go the other way toward the barn or other horses) then she won't pick up the correct lead.

    Another one to try is to ask on a relatively small circle. If she picks up the wrong lead, keep her pushed up in the canter but tighten the circle down smaller and ride it out. She'll get tired (and so will you) on that one lead soon enough but just keep her going. Eventually she'll either do a flying change on her own or drop down to a trot and pick up the correct lead when you push her back up into the canter.
    I will try it thanks :) I don't now who broke in my horse.when I started to canter with her I saw she had this problem thanks for the reply :)
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        06-22-2013, 02:07 PM
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    Foal
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    Originally Posted by EdmontonHorseGal    
    have you tried asking for a canter coming around a corner of the arena? While the horse is curved in a certain direction (coming around the corner), it makes it easier for them to pick up the correct canter lead. At least I find that is the case with quite a number of horses i've ridden.
    Ok I will try that too:) thanks for the reply
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        06-22-2013, 02:29 PM
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    Weanling
    What works for me is to make the horse canter in a circle which gets progressively smaller until they are forced into changing into the right lead- and then you leave the circle and canter on your marry way. The horse will catch on eventually. Also make sure you are asking for the lead correctly and at the right time. Foot fall plays a huge roll in when to ask for the correct lead.
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        06-22-2013, 03:26 PM
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    Foal
    Thank you peppersgirl I will try that too thank you :)
         

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