After your first trot do you usually slow her to a walk and canter shortly after that? (In other words, had you usually cantered her before in your riding routine around the time she's starting to anticipating it?) If so, it's probably just a result of a habitual riding pattern that she's caught on to and she is eagerly wanting to do "what's next". If this is indeed the issue, just mix up your riding session a bit. Perhaps to start off you can do a little string of random movements, like getting her to go forward several steps, backing her up several, having her go forward again and turning to the right, then left, then stop, then walk out to the left, then trot out briefly, stop, back, walk out to the right - just completely random patterns like that to start your ride off. Perhaps such an exercise would get her focus onto what you're asking her directly as opposed to what she thinks you're going to ask her.
Last edited by Lucentael; 05-02-2010 at 02:00 AM.