You need to get with your trainer and talk about your long term goals.. You both can figure out a plan together and then your trainer can tell you what you should work on at home with your horse. There are also a ton of drills that you can start doing with your horse, even at a canter..It will teach him to work those skills needed for running the pattern at a canter without souring him on the pattern. It's just going to take time, so don't expect things to come along quickly. The slower you take things the better your horse will be, don't push him too hard before he's ready. Just concentrate on where you want to go with it and let your trainer guide you through it.
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