Cantering on horseback should only be done
once the rider’s comfortable with posting and sitting the trot and is easily in control
of the horse. To pick up the canter, you’re going to use your outside leg. You’re going
to shift it back behind the girth. You’re going to make sure your horse stays bent a
little bit to the inside, and you can support with your inside leg at the girth. The easiest
way is to start by going to a sitting trot. Once you’re…you’ve established a good sitting
trot, you can ask for the canter. And you just want to sit and let the horse’s rhythm
rock your seat back and forth.