So for the past few months I've been trying to train my mare. She was a brood mare most of her life and had a minimal amount of training before. She is perfect on the trails and at a walk (I can ride her bareback with just a halter and clip on reins) and pretty good at the trot with just a few corrections. My big problem is the canter. As soon as she starts to canter she tries to gallop. It's very difficult to slow her down. I have a lot of riding experience but minimal training. I've tried circles, half halts, frequent gait changes, and riding in a round pen but nothing seems to work. The owner of the barn I board at is a very good trainer and I have been thinking of going to her for help but I was hoping to be the one to train my mare and gain some experience. Does anyone have tips I can try, or is professional training my best option?
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