It felt like when she was cantering her hooves were falling at a different pace then I'm used to and she was charging forward not in an even pace but like really pulling forward with her front hooves - almost as if they were hitting the ground in front of her very heavily. It also sounded different then usual when her hooves hit the ground.
I tried gripping with my legs and bum as much as I could but like I said, I am rusty, so I was next to flying out of the seat every time her front half hit the ground. It felt like I was riding on a missile!
Now I don't know much about paces, but did we gallop, or does my horse just have the wildest canter I've ever ridden? I've never galloped before so if you think it is a gallop, do you have any tips for body positioning? If it's just a silly canter, what are some steps I can take to correct her? My horse seems to have only 3 paces: slow, sad walk, super-fast trot and whatever the heck I just rode - no in betweens!