So I've got a decent canter on cookie, she will relax and just settle into it. That part not an issue. The problem is, she rushes into the transition from the trot or walk.
We become a hot mess for those three seconds it takes her to fall into her canter. Once she gets it, we're ok. She can get herself together then.
I'm not sure how to resolve this. I've done a lot of transitions with her and it doesn't appear to be getting better. She's fairly good about picking up the canter when I cue it, there's about a 3 second lag between when I give the signal and when she's cantering. During those 3 seconds she's flailing around and rushing into it, it's awful.