It always goes the same way. We go out into the fields, warm up at a nice forward trot. Then I ask for canter and get answered with a hand gallop. When I half halt him to get him back to the canter I asked for, he does that naughty twisty neck thing and kicks out a few times. I ignore it, ride through it, and so far he always comes back to me as I asked.
After a few tries, he goes into the canter without protest and I can even change between hand gallop and canter without much effort, but was wondering if I am addressing his protest correctly by not addressing it. Is there anything I should do at the moment he kicks out, or is ignoring it and riding through the best idea here?