I currently do flexing on both sides on the ground and then in the saddle. I also overexagerate releasing the cues. We bend in circles, but the arena has barrels, a fake trailer and some jumps set up, so maybe I will do the round pen for bending circles so that I do not have to time my cueing just right to avoid barrels..... I bet I have miscued him, by not releasing quick enough.
I would consider skipping the right side altogether, for now, but I like him to end on a good note, and when I get frustrated with the left side, feel like I am getting no where, I have him do a few to the right so we both feel successful.