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Instruct a horse to move sideways with the __________ Game. Let the horse stand loose with a halter and lead rope. Face his nose to a fence or wall so he doesn't move forward. Using fingers to "push" his body in the desired direction. Use the steps in the Porcupine Game for this procedure.
the sideways game
this is teaching the horse to go sideways equally as well to the right and left, with ease. the two important areas on the horse for this are the neck-to-nose area, and the hindquarters. well call them zone 1 (the nose) and zone 4 (the hindquarters). you need to play the driving game in repetitions of zone 1 then zone 4. send zone 1, then zone 4, then 1, then 4, etc. until the horse straightens out and moves laterally sideways. allow a loose rope and a little distance for the horse to get moving but not so much distance that he could turn away and kick you.
sideways is important for developing suspension, lead changes, spins and to balance out forwardaholics. start slow and right; use a fence or rail to help prevent forward movement while the horse is learning.
keys to sideways game: loose rope, driving game in zone 1 and zone 4, four phases.