She really just needs a basic western tune up, I'd ride her like any other horse.
For her lead, does her tack fit? Is she arthritic? Any other reasons why she wouldn't be picking up that lead? Is it hard for her or is she being a jerk? One horse I ride in my lessons is an absolute Jack*** and won't pick up his left lead. My trainer gets on and he does it with the touch of q feather. He gets the reins right across his bum a few times and he is good to go. If she is sincerely having trouble with it your going to REALLY have to work on setting her up right. Get that hip to the insider or leg yield her out on a circle at the trot and ask when the weight is off the inside leg.
Idk how your trainer wants you to handle it, it a pretty sensitive topic from trainer to trainer, imo. I'd correct her as soon as her head comes up and release as soon as she relaxes. I'd also look into other reasons why she is reluctant to keep her head down. Again, pain? Tack? Are you to handsy with her? Are you sitting quietly in your saddle.
If she is picking up speed on those circles slow your pelvis down. Nothing kills me more then seeing someone say "idk why he's so fast!" Then you see them lope and their pelvis is pumping at 1000 miles per hour. Sit tall, slow your hips and sink your weight down into your saddle.
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