Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
Sorry, Spyder, I edited this so I guess I didn't make sense. =d
I MEANT, travelling right rein, I use my outside (left) leg behind the girth, and use my inside (right) leg in front of the girth to prevent my horse from turning on the forehand, or just performing haunches in. I've never done or considered sidepassing facing the wall. I used to teach my horses to do this by turning their nose to the wall, when performing towards the inside of the ring, and I'd shift my weight towards the inside with the leg cues. Gotta study up and retrain MYSELF, too.
I've just practiced so many manuevers in an arena that it makes perfect sense to reference the wall for pretty much every movement. This is why I responded to this thread.
To tell the truth I need to really study up on this bc my little (15'2hh) adopted from a rescue unregistered QH is doing some beautiful dressage manuevers at libery (in my back yard)--he often sidepasses and has a gorgeous suspended trot--that I want to ride them on command in the future.