Thanks for your reply anebel. I guess I wasn't really that clear, I meant I have been riding again
, I rode for about a year 5 years ago, but just having fun on a 4th level dressage horse who let me play around and do what I wanted. My new horse is a hunter jumper and very well trained but I, obviously am not.
I guess my question really is how to rebalance him at the canter. I have been reading a lot about this (particularly Sally Swift's Centered Riding) and have come across quite a bit on half halts. After reading your post it sounds like maybe I should work on transitions for now? I don't know, I aced calculus but I'm not sure how to apply your advice...
But I think you're saying don't get ahead of myself.
Also, I live in the middle of nowhere, I know my coach isn't world class but she's about all I've got and I have no aspirations to ever show horses, just to perform surgery on them and ride them for fun!