Because I anticipate her to 'explode' into the canter, I immediately get tense just before I ask for it. I know this is a huge part of the issue.
She is a rather sensitive horse, that I have finally worked her through accepting leg pressure without 'running away'. She now distinguishes 'move forward' leg pressure and 'move laterally' leg pressure.
Any tips on transitioning into the canter and slowing a speedy canter?