I made real progress with Cessie today.
She used to be scared of cantering bareback, but today I taught her that it is fun.
She used to freak and flick her ears wildly and become all tense when asked to canter bareback.
Today I was riding bareback after lunging her and because she usually likes to canter up this hill with a saddle on I decided to try to get her to canter up it. First time she was hesitant and just did an extened trot. Next time she put in a few strides of canter at the end towards the top. I tried a few more times untill she went straight off my leg into the canter and boy did she love it. I then went for a ride up the road which has big verges which I did more cantering on. She now offically loves cantering bareback. I feel so fufilled. Tomorrow im going to do more canter bareback work and I might throw in a few jumps in preperation for the show on sunday which has a bareback jumping class, which hopefully I'll have more of a chance in now she canters bareback.