Tuesday, June 10, 2014


By request, here are the videos of last winter, working on our sidepass, compared to the videos taken last weekend.

Just like with the reinback obstacle and the gate, we really have only practiced this a couple of times over the winter. Although, we have worked on lateral movement pretty much every ride.

Strong side - it is much easier to move from right to left, most likely because of his right hind leg.

I love this exercise.


  1. Yup, he is better overall, but moving from left to right (the harder side) he is sooo much better! He is able now to move down the length of the pole almost evenly instead of alternating front and hind. He looks so much more balanced. Can't wait to see how he continues to progress! You've done such a fantastic job rehabbing him!

    1. Watching his right hind leg in the last video brings tears to my eyes. It has gone from buckling under him as he steps laterally, to staying straight and strong. I'm so freaking impressed with him, I just can't express it.

  2. He is such a good boy!!!!! You've made so much progress. :D