I have a 4 year old qh who has just come home from the breakers. He was bought him early because the trainers were questionable and did many things with him I did not like and treated him poorly I happened to turn up one afternoon when he was "working" him and hit the roof. It was only the second time he had been under saddle so naturally he is very very fresh and knows little. I was having issues with things like him following his head, moving off my leg etc but I have managed to get those things under control.
My question is about teaching a canter aid. If I am riding him around the property at a trot I can get him into a canter by building up speed but obviously this is not ideal in the long term. So, seeing as I've been riding english for many years until now im a little sketchy on what the canter aid is for western and exactly how to teach a horse to recognise the canter aid.
Im very capable with training and have dealt with horses with minimal knowledge but some grounding in their training. But this is new for me so im hoping everyone here can help me :)