Well, technically these things are sorta connected.
Whilst riding today I figured something out. I was focusing on my position, my head off with the faeries. Lopez was going on at a nice even trot with his head a little down instead of in the air. After I finished riding I realized that as soon as I start fiddling with him things go down hill. He'll go along at his own pace and settle into a nice one and go where I want to but as SOON as I do something to him (apart from moving him around and pushing him a little with his legs) mainly adjusting his pace or something and he gets into this little mood and goes fast or chucks his head into the head.
We are a funny pair aren't we?
Okay, to the cantering. To put it simply, Lopez has the HOONIEST canter. Wait, I should start from the start. When asking Lopez to go into a canter he goes into this fast trot, horribly fast trot. And then he sort of stumbles into a really fast canter and then as I pull him back a little he'll go back into a trot. It's just so. . .GRRR
How can I fix it?