Originally Posted by 1RedHorse
Say what? Lol.
I've never heard or seen anyone pull that far inward...
I couldnt imaging pulling to my buckle...itd be almost like a 1 rein stop cue
As I said, it is not so much as a pull toward the belt buckle (you are not physically touching your hand to your belt buckle, just going in that direction), but a twist of the wrist outward which creates a direct rein pull and a supportive outside rein.
I learned this technique at a Lynn McKenzie barrel clinic a few years back.
So if we are making a left turn, you have your right hand on the saddle horn to wedge yourself snug against your right elbow (trying to keep your body as still and stable as possible). And your left hand stays in an imaginary "box" around your saddle horn. You are holding the rein with your left palm down. When you want to cue your horse, you twist your wrist so that the pinky finger side of your hand moves to the right, and the thumb finger side of your hand moves to the left --- essentially twisting your wrist so that your hand is now palm side up. As you create this twist with your hand, you are slightly pulling in the direction of your belt buckle.
The twisting gives mostly a direct rein cue only, but the fact of your hand position also still provide a supporting outside rein (if you need it).
Granted I don't exactly do this perfectly on every turn
but that's the jist of it.