Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
A young horse like that probably thinks 5-6 strides is what you're asking for ;D
If you have a round pen, free lunge her. Make sure she's nice and warm first though, and chase her, MAKE her canter. If you don't have a round pen, cut off half your school with jumps high enough she can't go under/over. Then praise when she does it.
Then move on to lunging, if you need a longer lunge whip, and a smaller circle, so be it, but MAKE her do it, once she does a whold circle, reward.
Some may disagree, but if she's dropping out after 5-6strides I'd sit tight and ask again STRAIGHT away, more inside leg, and make her go until she gets it out of her head that she can only do so few strides. She can do it in a field, she can do it under saddle.