I have always ridden western and rode my first horse western. Then I went on a 4 year hiatus and then took english saddleseat lessons for a couple months. I recently bought another horse whom I ride western. I need to train him how to pick up the canter (or lope) from a walk because he does this really fast trot then canters.
But anyway, I cannot for the life of me sit his canter!!! He comes up pretty high with his front end and his back end while he canters and I don't know if it's that or if I've just been thrown off balance because of his trotting first. But my butt comes up pretty high and smacks back down and I can't seem to grip the saddle with my thighs at all!!! Do I need my muscle memory back (how can I do that), is it the horse, is it ME??? AHH HELP ME!