I have been working on getting my four year old gelding to take the right lead for about a month now and we are making slow but steady progress. Well today everything went wrong; neither of us could get it together. To control the frustration and to keep from lashing out at my gelding in the form of yanking on his mouth when he "hops", my instructor who feels the same frustration with her horse has told me to scream my bloody head off whenever I get frustrate enough to want to haul on his mouth cause he is acting like a twit. Well I rode for 2 ½ hours today in an attempt to get him to take the right lead, and nothing was working (we were both discombobulated today) so every time he goes to hop (aka thrust into the canter in a vain attempt to make me happy) I scream at the top of my lungs I SAID NO. After about 5 or 6 of said screams of frustration the lady in the rental house above the field I ride in comes running out thinking something is wrong only to see me on my baby boy screaming like a banshee while he hops like a bloody rabbit saying Do you want me to canter now? How about now? Now? NOW?. Needless to say it was a hysterical moment. I thought some horse people on here would have found it hysterical, she did and after a while so did I. I love my horse, he tries so hard to deal with his crazy mom.