When I come down from the canter my horse will almost always start walking instead of coming nicely back into the trot. Any tips for fixing this?

doing trot/ canter transitions will keep him on his toes and will make him assume that he will trot after the canter
teach your horse the word and what it means constantly make sure your horse does it so your horse doesn't learn how to not do work
When you are going into the downwards transition keep your leg on so he knows to stay engaged. If he does go down to the walk make sure to make him trot immediately to teach him he can't just have a break. Also if you can have a whip in hand to reinforce your aids might be helpful :)
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