Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Witbank, South Africa
He looks like he has a long stride, which I find nicer and easier to sit. My mare had the same problem of not wanting to canter, and I solved that by sitting deep, lifting my inside rein and squeezing hard with my inside leg on the girth, and my outside leg behind the girth. If she didn't respond I would give her a soft but firm smack on the neck with my reins.
Then when she was in canter, I would grip slightly with my knees, and keep my lower leg on to encourage her forward if I felt her wanting to go back to trot. I would also lean a little bit back, as that helped me sit deep and be able to drive her on with my seat. Maybe you could try something like that, it really helped me.
He does appear to be on the wrong lead in a few pictures, which can make the canter uncomfortable and hard to sit to. Try canter figures of eight to get him to change leads. Try shortening your stirrups about a hole or two, and maybe that will help you drive him forward.
He looks like a sweet horse, and overall you don't look bad :)
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