Perhaps some trainers get sloppy when teaching the outside leg cue - perhaps it is translating as an outside bend to the horse (though there is a discussion about bending into or away from leg pressure - my horses bend into it,) and then it is never corrected. I honestly don't know, it's just a theory. Or perhaps the rider is subconsciously pulling the outside rein when giving outside leg, though that seems unlikely, unless the rider is direct reining, which doesn't usually happen in western...
I don't know, I've never had a problem picking up leads on any of my western horses, I use outside leg and a kiss, just like sixxofdiamonds said.
Very strange, Spyder, I've never heard anyone say that of western trained horses... makes me wonder. I'll have to do some research, because you've got me curious, ha ha.
Last edited by LeahKathleen; 05-07-2009 at 05:24 PM.