Are there benefits to cantering one handed
Sometimes I put my reins on my outside hand and place my inside hand on my lower back or hips to start the canter. I have found the lesson horses I ride respond better when I do this. I also feel I have a better sit. Usually I only canter a few strides until the horse comes to a trot because I am still not good at keeping the canter. I got the idea of one handed canter bc sometimes the trainer makes us trot with our inside hand on the hip to correct our body posture and God knows my body posture needs work. I tend to lean forward when asking for the canter with both hands on the reins. I've been looking for articles regarding one handed canter to support my experience but found none. I ask my instructors how I look and they say much better but it's not something they ask their students to do to fix the problem of leaning forward or sitting deep in the saddle when asking for the canter.