My new horse is extremely forward at the canter. I'd say its about a 12 foot stride! The problem is that when he's NOT on course he is darn near uncontrollable. When he is on a jump course he is much more adjustable, focused and balanced...he loves to jump.
So how do I help him improve his flatwork. I'm doing lots of serpentines, shoulder ins and outs, etc. at the trot and trying to activate his neck and poll. But when we get in to the canter...he wants to plow away at a HUGE circle and that's it!