It has begun and we haven’t even asked for a change yet…
Prep has been going well. Yesterday trainer said “Today, we work on flying changes.” Horse said, “What is right lead?” I said, “Whose horse is this?!”
I was so excited to try. I’ve felt that we get very close to being ready to ask in some exercises, but apparently yesterday was not the day. Horse didn’t feel off, not sore anywhere I could find…best we can tell, I spent so much time on the more difficult (for him) left lead work, I let things slip to the right and he decided it was ok to drop out of right lead collected canter if given half a chance. Did some great canter work while correcting this, but not the right day to move forward. Ah well.
There seemed to be a lot of people in some stage of Lead Change Hell when I started another thread on the topic. Who else is here and where are you in the journey?