Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
Personally, I would NOT allow her to canter. Assuming this is a pure training thing (after you rule out everything else), I would not allow her to do anything but trot. And when she bucks, I would push harder personally, but I don't know how confident you area, and I don't know this horse. She has possibly learned that when she bucks you let her walk again. My horse used to crow hop and do everything he could to get out of a trot. I kept on him until he was in a trot. He learned quickly it is more work to fight it than to just trot. He tried the same at a canter for a while, but got better quickly with that too.
** Don't be the rider who gallops all night and never sees the horse that is beneath him **