Gaited horses can canter naturally but cantering under saddle is different. At first it's uncomfortable and seems like their legs are everywhere. You have to build the muscles and get them soft and supple in the sides. We lunged Dolly a lot just building her muscles and then started applying some round pen work getting her turning on her haunches which taught her to get underneath herself. Then we in addition just kept increasing the distances & riding a lot! Over the course of 4 months of riding 4-5 times per week she's here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_5AOxTSwjs
You can watch all 10 videos on Youtube to see her progress and I'm going to keep posting as I collect here more and more!
I've noticed the more I canter, the better the other gaits are getting!
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