I usually have no problem sitting the canter on any other horse that I've ridden, but on Misti I cannot for the life of me sit it. I think the difference is when I got on the other horses I was able to relax and have fun because they were well broke horses. So I flow with the motion better. Misti on the other hand is a greenie (getting better but still..) that has bucked me off and galloped off with me numerous times, so I'm more cautious. I'm thinking that because I get anxious I tense up which causes me to bounce around.
I've tried so many different methods such as, taking away stirrups, having someone lunge her while cantering, cantering an small circles, cantering in straight lines, etc. But no matter what her canter is so bouncy!
I'm not sure what to do. As of right now I like her trot better than her canter, and saying that is something because her trot is insanely bouncy too.
Right now my first step is to work on her balance on a lunge line and see if it has any affects. Am I headed in the right direction?
Any ideas or tips would be appreciated(: Thank you!