Thanks folks I felt really great at the end of it, lots of transitions between trot and canter - even the trot was so fast at times that the only way your knew you were trotting and not cantering was because of the change of rhythm! Little Wallace worked his butt off this morning for me, once he knew what we were doing he was a little star and right up for it, really responsive to my asking for canter after the first few times and even when I did have a little tight moment and he pulled to a trot, a tiny little nudge and lifting my reins/hands up and forward sent him off again . I'm tipping in my transition and my wrists need to loosen a bit (I'm holding on way too tight with my right hand all the time?!), but these are things I can tweak and work on - I'm just really pleased to have done some meaningful and proper cantering
It was a mental block after the accident for sure - but I went into my lessons today with a ****** minded determinedness that I would do it and get passed it today - the words terrier and bone spring to me, and I was just so pleased to have gotten over it!
Honestly - I posted on FB that I had been cantering all lesson and some smart arse asked if that was just another way of saying I couldn't stop