OK, so here is another OTTB question: right now, as we are taking our training slow and steady, I am standing up a bit (two point) to get off his back when I ask him to canter. I read that OTTBs associate sitting back with stopping. to drive him forward in the canter, I take the weight off, bridge the reins and ask him to go. I let him canter down the straight away, and then ask him to transition to a steady trot, then ask for the canter again. Honestly, a few strides and I am happy, especially if the lead is right.
My question is this: I want to eventually be able to do a nice canter, hunt seat style, sitting in the saddle. How do I introduce adding more weight to the saddle in the canter? Or, do I just forget about that for the time being and work on his balance, transitions, etc?