I was just curious, really. I've been riding Dancer in a western saddle and have been nervous to learn to canter on him. When he's spooked and cantered off I stayed on just fine so it must be a mental block for me. I had a lesson yesterday on a horse that had less gas then Dancer does. I was riding in an english saddle and I guess I pressed him on too much at the trot and he cantered a stride. I wasn't afraid so my instructor said I should try to get him to do it on purpose. I first did it in 2 point and then did it sitting. We probably did 10 strides and I didn't feel off balance or like I was going to die.
I was talking to my mom about this and she just thought it was crazy that I decided to do this in an english saddle opposed to my western.