Horse Swapping Leads in Back
Hi there everyone. I recently bought young, unbalanced OTTB from someone to retrain for hunter/jumper and have began to work with her more. I have noticed that she wants to switch leads in the back when coming around the corner in only one direction, to the left. She will break and then continue on the lead. She usually goes about halfway around a very large arena before she will swap and then break to a trot. It is very difficult for her to keep going. She is 100% sound, as I've watched her go. She is very young, so maybe this is just a unbalanced horse? I'm not sure; that's why I'm asking your opinions. I'm a little worried about her, as I haven't seen a horse that swapped like this. I've seen ones that were nervous and frantic due to pain, but this horse doesn't buck. She'll be slowly cantering along and 'plop' lead switch. If I speed her up a little to a brisker canter and cluck at her she will not break or switch in the back. Please give me your advice and experience (: Thank you.