Originally Posted by equiniphile
I have the same problem. I'm in 4H and doing some trail classes this summer at fair so I need to teach him to sidepass but he keeps going forward instead of sideways! Then he gets frustrated and I have to quit and go on to something else
Im in 4H as well..
You in the Alberta Region?
A tip to teach your horse to side pass, face him towards a wall in arena. Keep your hands light and hold up the rein you want to side pass towards, and give your horse a light nudge.. don't let them back up, and continue applying the pressure, and he will get it soon. Stay calm. Don't get frusterated. As soon as he moves over even one step drop the reins and give him lots of pats and loving. He will begin to understand that that means to go side ways. Slowly make your way away from the wall.