Bailey and I have been working on our canter transitions and I'm wondering how I can get a cleaner canter depart. Sometimes she has to get revved up about five to ten steps to break into the canter which means faster, more strung out trot.
Am I throwing her off with my balance? Once we get there, she's fine and will stay in the canter but maybe my weight should be back more? What am I doing wrong?
Also, how can I encourange more hindend engagement at the canter?