My horse has been trained before, but when I start leasing him in june, im going to be doing a LOT of flat work with him. But he has a problem going slow in general. The problem starts when asking for the canter. I ask and he just takes off. About two laps around the ring he getts to the pace I want. I have been using a half-halt to slow him down but then he breaks gait, so then I apply leg pressure. I feel like im giving him mixed, confusing signals.
Whats the best way to get him into the canter?
When his in the canter, am I asking him correctly? If not, how should I slow him down without breaking gait?