When I saw Chemaine last month, we started building the foundation for a better leg yield. Speedy's issue is that he wants to lead with the outside shoulder, particularly to the left, and brace his head, neck, and shoulders while trailing his haunches. The first step to fixing this was to get that shoulder under control. So last month, we started doing the leg yield with Speedy being slightly counter bent rather than having a slight inside bend
Here's a short clip that combines a small amount of canter lengthening, stronger half halts, and the change of bend that comes before the change of lead through trot.
For now, I am happy to finish my rides having had one or two really good moments. And if my horse feels good about what he did, it's even better. Morgan caught Speedy's face as we walked out of the ring. He looks pretty satisfied with the work that he did!