Why is he a butthead about cantering? Because he's lazy. It's work to be in a faster gait and have to still be balanced and all that stuff. It's funny--his canter is naturally really nice, so he shouldn't get this wrapped around the axle about it, but it's who he is. And it's coming a long way, even since this lesson last month. Maybe there will be evidence of that again soon.
So anyway, I thought that for your amusement, and to assure you that it isn't all kisses and carrots around here, I'd share some of my favorite stills of Mo totally failing to canter. Enjoy.
|"IT'S MY LEFT REIN NOT YOURS!"|
|A view of this maneuver from the other side.|
|He's calling his union rep.|
|"My blaze is still pretty upside down"|
|"I. Want. That. Rein."|
|Yep. We jumped down that line. It was fine, actually.|
|Can I please have my standing martingale back?|