There is no "bunk" or "BS" to it. This lady is trying to learn something. If you can't
be objective about it, then shut the "you know what" up. I don't mind trying to
help someone, especially if it prevents a down the road disaster. If you continue
to try and get a consistant canter out of this horse, you'll eventually wind up
with a pacing/canter horse only. If that is what she wants fine. Unfortunately,
too many of us wind up there and then wonder how it happened.
If I can get the job done I''ll post a picture of a up hill horse so you can see
Compare this image to the one of the daughter riding in the arena. Look at how
much lighter in the front, this horse is, than the daughter in the arena. If they
are down hill horses it is very, very tough to pick them up and get the easy
moving canter. There is more than one reason why big lick horse have long
heavy front feet. Yes, the weight helps, put they take many a down hill horse
and make then artificially uphill. If they don't, they can't get a consistent canter either.