I am no where near ready to canter nor is the horse that I ride, poor thing. He's over fed and under worked lol. However there is a gal that rides with me and sometimes she wants to canter him. I can see that he picks up a trot and rushes into a faster trot. When he finally does pick up the canter the "trainer" will say wrong lead. What does that mean?
Also since I've read that rushing into the canter is an unwanted behavior are they any ground exercises I could use to get him to canter without rushing with a faster trot?
I read that you should practice with all three gaits and his are lacking. As soon as he gets into lunging he trots, I would like to work on his transitions some more. Only reason I ask is I think it would be an simple exercise for me and him to learn.