08-11-2010, 09:18 PM
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If you lean forward, you are not asking him to come up into the canter from behind, forward impulsion comes from the hind end of the horse. You need to seat deep, lean slightly back, bring your inside leg forward and hold that leg on them(don't kick), keep contact with the outside rein and then squeeze, bump, and then kick with the outside leg. Think as if you are pushing the horse up into the bit.