Originally Posted by gypsygirl
why has he not cantered undersaddle yet ?
Unbalanced horse + tripping is very dangerous. Better to wait till the tripping is fixed before pushing for the canter. My horse tripped and slammed his nose into the ground when I asked for a canter once. We were both fine, but that's why it's important to help them balance via half halts and having your weight positioned correctly!
My horse is 10 and just learned how to canter under saddle.