So I'm going to be leasing a mare this coming month who is the most level headed, easy going, well mannered horse I've ever met! She's fairly young (around 6) and is guessed to be an appendix. Apparently whoever owned her before didn't do much ring work, and let the mare always canter left lead. Never bothered correcting her cause she '[goes] better left anyway'. *head-desk* So she's a sweetheart that gives it her all, but she hates picking up the right lead! She's been in consistent work with a trainer this past month who's been working on her and has gotten her SO much more balanced. She can now canter a circle to the right without falling over. BUT she still doesn't pick up the right lead without much persistence on the rider's part. I can get her into the right lead if I turn her very tightly to the right as I ask for the canter, so it's not that I CAN'T get the right lead. (What's really annoying is that she can manage a left lead in a 5 meter right circle!) I'm asking are there any ways to make her pick it up easier? Any good exercises to get her to pick it up better?
I know with consistent work she'll be better. I plan on doing lots of transitions and circles. Just asking for other's advice! Maybe get some new ideas and approaches I hadn't thought of :)