I had my second lesson with Tracy today. We worked on lots of bending and moving Bourbon's shoulders.
I told her I had started to incorporate some canter work into our riding so she had me canter him to the left (his good side) and it went pretty well except he really wanted to lean on the rail.
I then tried to canter him to the right and it was a total disaster. I couldn't even get him to pick up a canter at all. She told me to hold off on the canter work until I get my saddle so that I can get up out of his way at the canter so he can effectively use himself and actually pick up a nice right lead canter.