I have just started teaching my 5 year old RMH Saro to canter on cue. She will go into a canter if I go hands forward, cluck to her, squeeze my legs and push with my seat but I'm not sure if I'm doing it properly. Is there a "standard" cue that's universal to riders? I hope I never have to sell her but I want her to know the proper cue. I can cue her to walk and trot (well not really trot but fast gait) and she will stay at that speed till I ask her to slow down. When I ask for the canter she will stay for about half way around the arena and stop before being asked to slow. Any help?
FYI she's had a stifle lock issue since she was about 2-3. It locks when she is standing in one place for awhile but not when she's in motion.