I need to address both issues. One is teaching her how to not bolt into a canter when I ask for it on the trail when she isnt the lead horse. Second is teaching her not to bolt into a canter on her own when the lead horse spooks and breaks into one himself, which doesnt obviously happen often, but has happened. This is the one that is really scary!
My friend and I plan on taking them out and start off by doing lots of walk, trot transitions with me in the rear and if she gets excited then doing a one reign stop and circles until she is relaxed and also playing leap frog at the walk, trot. I plan on doing this for at least a month before moving up to trot, canter transitions because it freaks me out thinking about doing it sooner and I want to take my time to really teach her. I will also go out with my trainer, as I said.
Am I approaching this correctly? Any other suggestions? Will this help with my second issue? Thank you!!