help with sidepassing/leg yielding! (eng + west.)
So I'm having a lot of trouble getting Cheyenne to side pass. Especially to the left. I'm doing everything right I'm almost positive. I got Cheyenne's owner to look at what I'm doing and Cheyenne did it fine then and so obviously I'm doing it right (I lease Cheyenne).
Say I'm trying to get her to sidepass to the left- I bring up my right arm and put it over her neck slightly and then I put my left arm out so that I'm not exactly pulling on her but i'm basically opening a gate (if that makes sense). Then my right leg goes back and my left leg goes off her. I press with my right leg and sometimes I tap her on the rump with a crop. I give the slightest pull on the right rein just to encourage her sometimes and she either backs up, or turns her whole body and starts walking to the left.
She knows how to do it, I've gotten her to do it before but she doesn't seem to do it now. It's SO annoying!! I do the opposite thing to go right and she'll sometimes do it a little bit but not enough that it would count in shows. Cheyenne will sidepass if we're walking or trotting just not when we're standing.
If you think you can help me then PLEASE do!! I need suggestions!! Thanks!!