Once you’re comfortable blocking and trotting
your horse, it’s time to move on to cantering. The most basic way to begin the canter, is
to start with a sitting trot. From the sitting trot, we’re going to bring the outside leg
back. The outside leg is the leg near the rail, in this case, my right leg. My inside
leg will stay at the girth, and I’ll just keep her bending to the inside, like normal,
so right leg back, and canter. At the canter, you want to let your seat be loose, and following
the horse’s movement. Then, to come back to the trot, I’m just going to lightly apply
my Rein Aid, and then if you need to, you can use your voice, and walk.