EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CANTER
Captain Smith affected a cough, and put his brown mare into a canter.
Caroline, with a movement of impatience, put her horse into a canter.
That's why I have Dutchy take him out on a country road and canter him.
I had intended asking you to join me in a canter over the country.
The party who were to go were soon in the saddle, and they started off at a canter.
They rode southward at a canter in the shelter of the edge of the timber.
I suppose you 've no objection to my taking a canter on him this morning?
But, come along, my boy, we'll take a canter; I want to show you Moddiridderoo.
"Orders from General Murray, sir," said the man, and rode off at a canter.
"Everybody has got ahead of us," she said, as they put their horses into a canter.
1706, from a contraction of Canterbury gallop (1630s), "easy pace at which pilgrims ride to Canterbury" (q.v.). Related: Cantered; cantering.