I'm having some issues with flying lead changes on my gelding, Scooter. I've been working on reining with him for about at year and a half now and was hoping to go to a few shows this year but we just can't seem to get the flying lead changes down. He knows everything else, just not the lead changes. My trainer has given me a couple exercises to do with him, one is loping a circle then side passing into the circle, then taking of on the other lead and doing the same for that circle. The other is loping a few circles one way, then making a sort of tear-drop shape towards the wall and rolling him back a few times, then setting him up to roll back again but cuing him to go the other way, making him change leads, sometime he does and sometimes he doesn't. I was wondering if you guys could give me a little advice here, I know he's physically capable of doing them, he just doesn't know how to do it when asked, and to be honest, I'm not really sure HOW to ask. I haven't been able to have a lesson in about two months now, so I feel stuck. It's been really frustrating, because we just can't seem to get this down.
Thanks for your help!