Make sure you set him up properly for it then let him lope a lot on that lead it gets easier. You set up by pushing his hindquarters in the direction of the lead you want. So right lead push his hindquarter right. Like exaggerate it at first.
He had gotten it before, just sometimes he won't pick it up.
Thanks. He has gotten it before. Nothing is wrong with him. Just since being on the track he was used as a lesson, his old owner got cancer and didn't do anything with him for a long time. He just doesn't have muscle
If this is a new issue there may be something physical going on. They may have back pain, or some other strain.
It would be a good idea to get your horses teeth checked and check that there aren't cuts on the inside of their mouths.
If you have new take it may also be restricting movement. A different saddle or even a different half pad can change the way the saddle sits and prevent proper movement of cause pain.
But the second he picks it up let him out ! Meaning let him lope for a while on the right lead ! Hope this helps
I'm no trainer but my mare has a difficult time picking up hers. So all I do is I make it as uncomfortable as possible.
So let's say she doesn't pick it up when asked , I would either make her lope a very small circle . Or I would bring her back down to a trot. And ask for it again ! Do not let them stop moving !!!