Biscuit has a head like a rock or like my hubby says a rat turd...pointed on both ends and soft in the middle. I have had the hardest time getting this horse to side pass. When I first got him he flat out refuses...backing up and throwing his head all over the place. He would yield on trails to leg pressure though. His trainer has worked with him some on this but since we had other issues that were more pressing, this was on the back burner. I did get him ONCE to side pass down the side of my RAV when returning from a trail ride! Anytime that he even did one step it was always to the right...left brought on major confusion for him.
Today I decided to work on it and yeah...head tossing, moving backwards and trying to go forwards, but in the end, he side passed across the arena BOTH ways. Not perfect but each time getting better. What a good boy he was today. I am the front rider when we go to the local park so I can clear out huge banana spiders and a side passing horse makes it so much easier!