One of her riders urged his horse into a canter and approached, while she halted her horse, disguised among the men.
Canter as well as Lipsius, and, in the 17th, G.
To start the canter, which should always be done from the walk and not the trot, take up the curb rein a little and turn the horse's head slightly to the right, at the same time pressing the left leg behind the girth; the horse will then lead with the off (right) fore leg, which is generally preferred; but a well-broken hack should lead with either leg at command, and if he be cantered in a circle to the left he must lead with the near leg, as otherwise an ugly fall is likely to result from the leg being crossed.
Crossing the Forth unopposed at the Fords of Frew and passing through Stirling and Linlithgow, he arrived within a few miles of the astonished metropolis, and on the 16th of September a body of his skirmishers defeated the dragoons of Colonel Gardiner in what was known as the "Canter of Coltbrig."
A large proportion of men who follow hounds are quite content to do so passively through gates and gaps, with a canter along the road whenever one is available.
The near side horse, arching his head and breaking into a short canter, tugged at his traces.