Originally Posted by UWLEquestrian
This is just out of curiosity. When I cue for the canter, I use my outside seat bone to move the horse's hip over and touch my outside leg slightly behind the girth. I also say "and canter".
So, what do you guys do to ask for the canter?
I do this, along with the cluck I use for everything. I will NOT use only a sound, and will often omit it when I ask. The horse can get confused(Think someone behind or next to you making only a kissy noise.. you don't want your horse to take off!), and it'll kill you in Dressage, WP, and Saddleseat. You're supposed to give silent cues.
Depending on the horse and the arena I'm in, I may tighten my outside rein a bit to help nudge them onto the correct lead.
With Nighty, who does not know how to canter U/S, I'll throw on a tiny bumper spur and exaggerate my cues.