snowberry· Premium Member
As an adult learner as well, I cantered after about 3 months. Everyone is different though, and our fear levels and comfort are different. I'd agree to let your instructor know. My riding friend was learning with me and she was also scared and the trainer accommodated by having her canter while holding the horse on a lunge line. So she didn't need to worry about controlling the horse at all, just figuring out her being in the seat to canter.