Beautiful night for a hack

We worked in the indoor with Archie and Megan for a while at walk and trot.  Then we went for a walk hack down to the end of the gravel road.  Then we had some walk, trot and canter work in the prairie.  I see what you are talking about with the right lead.  He would rather take the left, so even if your timing is right, he waits a beat and takes the left.  I carried a stick (ok, a boxelder branch that I snagged) and used it once lightly behind my right leg on canter depart for right lead and then he was spot on.

This was supposed to be a cute shot of his face, but he came closer quickly and it turned into a wanna-be artsy horses-are-mystical-creatures eye shot.  LOL.