I have 10 Peruvians and some canter better than others. In the show ring, Peruvians are never cantered. So with traditional Peruvian training they are never taught to carry a rider and canter. Since I don't do the show stuff and like to canter, I teach mine that cantering is OK. The ones that canter well have a nice little slow park canter; the ones that canter poorly do a gallop or a cross canter/half gait rough something. Consequently I enjoy cantering on the ones with nice canters and stick to the gait on the horrid canterers. Peruvians can gait quite fast so I am not missing any speed.