Originally Posted by barrie
That's exactly what she is doing. I bought her from someone that trains RMH. I asked her if they cantered her and she said no they only gaited them. She seems to take only a few strides and I was wondering how to keep her in the canter.
When you say, "taking a few strides", I assume that means she's breaking into a canter? If so that's GREAT. When she moves into a canter, let it got for a couple of strides, then YOU slow her down. Make sure you praise her.
It just takes patience and repetition. Pretty soon she'll realize that cantering is okay, and what you're asking for. Sometimes verbal cues help as well.