Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
I would look at the rider first, before saying the horses are not trained.
Most horses that run into the canter were not set up properly, nor prepared to break into the upward transition due to rider error. They are flat and on the forehand during the asking for the transition - hence, the running into the canter.
I have seen Drafts at Dressage Comps move into the upward transition beautifully because their rider has them balanced, on their hind end, and lifts them into their aids through asking for the movement.
It is more than likely the way you were riding and how you asked.