Reva has been coming along well in the canter. We have been lightly lunging her in my weekly lessons. We tried it a few times last fall and have again done it a few times this summer. It has seemed to help her balance and confidence in the gait.
This is her weaker lead, which I had been having trouble picking up. But she has been picking up the right lead correctly on the lunge line and improving so much under saddle!!
Reva - right lead canter from Elizabeth Tewksbury on Vimeo.
And here is her left lead. She is also finally not plunging and "dolphining" herself into the canter. She is still a bit too fast, but we are getting there! Under saddle I am starting to have a half halt in the canter, which is amazing! Such a nicer gait when she rebalances and softens!
Reva - left lead canter from Elizabeth Tewksbury on Vimeo.
Progress is slow...but I am pleased! The best training tool is TIME! :-) And at only six years old, we have plenty of time!!