We're getting better; I know that. Just months ago we couldn't get a left lead canter without an explosion and now we're easily doing 15-meter (and smaller) circles.
On Friday, I was able to get a right lead canter departure that was actually quite nice. For once, I was able to really feel him on my outside rein, and he maintained the contact as he lifted into a lovely canter. I worked him to the right for a few minutes, spiraling in and out, and then called it a day.
Sometimes you have to know when to call it quits.