Wow! Just found this part of the forum! Hooray!
So, my horse and I started Parelli Level 1 a few months ago. Everything was going great! We're basically to the point where we can do 6 of the 7 Games by just using Phase 1. My horse is very interested in it all, we incorporate obstacles, wonderful. But then, The Sideways Game...we're a train wreck!!!!
I either have to simply move his rear, then stop, then front, then stop, then rear, then stop, then....etc (either driving- or porcupine-style) and he's calm. Or if I send a little more energy his way, he's like a wild fish jerking on the end of my line, sometimes even BUCKING out, and often stepping on his own feet!
As my pocket guides have suggested, I don't dwell on this Sideways Game, but I try a little, then just move on. But now I'm getting into Level 2 and there's Sideways without a fence!
Any suggestions to help us move Sideways?
I recently purchased the Success Series on eBay, but haven't watched it yet. So I have those DVDs, plus Level 1-3 at my disposal.