Canter a horse with this easy to follow Letsfixit guide. Horse cantering is basically a very controlled gait done by the horse. It’s a 3-beat gait which actually is very natural to the horse and all horse have the ability to do this natural gate. It’s speed is faster than a trot but slower than a gallop. Here a horse guru talks about how you need to sit back in the saddle, move with the horse, relax your hips and put your heels down as far down as possible. horse canter, cantering a horse, horse training and horse riding technique video.