Here’s an exercise to help give you the feeling of an elastic contact in the canter. You can even practice this exercise in the halt first to get some muscle memory.
- Get up into a two-point position.
- Pretend you’re a jockey galloping down a track with your hands pushing the neck forward every stride.
- While doing that, notice how your elbows open and close with every stride.
- Then sit back down, and keep your elbows opening and closing in the same way.