I start on the ground. Start drawing a line with the lead rope to the hip and apply pressure until they move the back end over. Then do the same except draw the lead to the withers to until they move the front end over, then combine the two to move the whole body over. I did this when the kids were young. Now in the saddle they caught on to it in just a few tries.
I used a pipe coral fence to teach Vida. As everyone says use a solid object to stop forward motion. Teach the horse to yield front and back first if they don't know it already. You don't have to, but I think it makes teaching the side pass easier.
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Last edited by Vidaloco; 08-31-2009 at 10:10 AM.