My trainer had other life issues and could not make my lesson today....
So I worked with Citrus and was so impressed with his trying to get his right lead. I learned today that if I back off of him a bit, he will figure things out.... he will never be described as a fast thinker, but he does think things through.... here is what happened.
I took him into the round pen and worked him mostly to the right. Got his left lead when going to the right. I relaxed and as I did, after a few strides at the left lead going right, he switched his front end.... so now front end is right lead.... and after a few more strides, he switched his hind end so he was going right lead to the right.
It was somehow endearing to watch him figuring out his legs and how they work together and positioning..... made me love him more because I saw his heart today :)