how to " sort him out "
a bit of background :I bought my horse in january, and from the get-go he has had a canter problem. 4 years ago he had a stiffle injury, although it had healed, the previous owners did not help him strengthen that leg after he had recovered. so for a year or so, they let him 4-beat along, not really caring much about getting him to use that leg. Anyway, when we bought him, you could not sit the canter, his canter was very uncomportable. After months of working on it, that weak leg is now very strong, but it's still hard for him to hold a canter.
anyway, he's a big boy, and it's hard for him to get organized and balanced after cantering, so he ignores leg aids, starts to stick his shoulder out, and really just interprets my aids as " trot faster " so i'm stuck trying to hold up him up, and i try to sort this trot out. my question is, how? do i take counter-flexion, let him trot it out, kick him off my legs....i don't know! any ideas?