On the right lead, she is very easy to get to canter, either from a walk or trot. I will sit a few strides and just think canter and move outside leg slightly, give a little rein and off she goes.
In the right lead, just the thought about it already makes me tense. I trust that if this hurts her, my trainer will tell me not to do it. I also talk to other people who rides her and they said its tough but she can do it, you just have to set it up correctly for her.
I would do the same thing, try to sit a few strides and her trot gets super fast and bumpy, and I can no longer sit tall. I tried but I felt like she's throwing me forward and if I lean back I will lose my balance.
The. I panic and start moving my outside leg way back and she just runs in the fastest trot ever and we are both exhausted.
I've tried turning around and smack her butt a little with my hand and she took off. But that involves me gathering my reins with my inside hand, lean back and smack with my outside hand.. And I started to worry that this is hurting her.
I will double check with trainer that it is okay, but I'm pretty sure everyone said she's okay cantering both direction, just one side is more stiff.
Otherwise, this is a saint horse, push button, great for me :)