As title states, lessons with instructor started tonight and my main thing to work on right now is cantering. I haven't done much canter work with Thea apart from a few attemps in the school last year that ended in a more bucking broncho effect although out hacking when we've had the opportunity in company she has been good as gold. However, I want to be asking her to canter properly not just following the leader...but every time it came to asking her for canter I just had a total block, I know what I should be doing but it all goes pear shaped, I tense up, tip forward, draw my legs up so stirrups might as well not be there and feel like a complete sack of potatoes as poor Thea just runs faster! Its so frustrating, I think each time I am waiting for her to buck (although I'm not actually worried about coming off!!) - and I have convinced myself I'm going to screw it up anyway....what's wrong with me???? I am going to try and get a canter when we are out on our own next time but I have this stumbling block with asking for it in the school...HELP!!