Oops maybe I misunderstood what you wrote! I went down the long side let's say on right rein, so SF/SI to the right, got to the corner and continued on right rein, yielding away from my right (inside) leg (so turning to face the inside of the ring) and weighting left hind and getting right more active. I'd get back to the rail and now be on the left rein, going left. So just before canter right, I'd be weighting the left hind and engaging right hind... Am I doing that backwards? I thought I'd be engaging the inside hind leg and getting it more active before picking up that lead in canter but I could very well be thinking backwards I do think the exercise helped her canter depart and quality initially, but as I let her continue, she got strung out. Which is her norm right now if I do anything more than half a long side or one 20m circle or so. She just gets too exuberant and unbalanced. I should stick to shorter periods of canter and more transitions, as that's what seems to be helping most, she just hadn't been ridden for a few days and got excited that first real canter Hopefully that's clearer!