Originally Posted by justsambam08
So, lots of patience and lots of time, like everything else! Lol
I have not read most of the posts so I don't know what other recommend. I teach every horse I own to side pass and do it in a few days, a week at most.
'Everything is done from the back, no lunging, no nothing.
I just put the horse up against/facing a gate, a wagon, anything and bump with the opposite leg and open up with the rein in the direction I want the horse to go. I usually try to pick the direction the horse wants to go anyway.
If the barn in to my left I side pass to the left. For the right I pick something else so home/barn is to my right and side pass that way.
Teaching sidepassing is easy if you know how but refining it so the horse side passes over everything that clears his gut is something else. That takes time.
I also teach side passing before leads. Once the horse understands sidepassing picking a lead becomes easier.