07-27-2009, 01:21 AM
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Well, if you are eventually giving into 'his' request for release, then you are the one that needs to just keep the pressure on, until he starts giving. You are teaching him that if he flexes his neck and sidesteps long enough, that you are eventually going to just let go and let him walk off which ever way he wants...
What you need to do is just make your cue clearly known; lift the rein, squeeze your leg, and ask him to turn...if he overbends, and starts sidestepping, then just sit with him until he figures out that you aren't going to release the pressure; when he stops, and shifts his weight even one or two steps to the right, release ALL pressure and praise!