Hi, I have a question and I'd highly appreciate if somebody answered, I didn't want to start a new topic about it however if nobody responds I will.
Leg yielding x Turn on the forehand
When you think about it the turn on the forehand is kind of a leg yielding but... How do you make a dierence between these two, how do you tell the horse what exactly you want him to do, how do you differ the cues? I know many people start teaching the turn on the forehand when the horse is facing a fence or a wall so he can't move forward and learns to move his hind quarters only but by the time you move away from the wall and you want the horse to perform the turn on the forehand "freely". How does he know if you want him to turn on the forehand or if he's supposed to move sideways? As far as I understand the leg cues are exactly the same, is the trick in squeezing the reins when wanting to turn on the forehand to protect him from moving forward? I don't mean to PULL, just protect him from stepping ahead. Is this the only difference? I've thoroughly read many websites explaining both leg yielding and turn on the forehand but none of them was explaining the difference and quite a few of them had exactly the same instructions on both (except in the turn on the forehand you want the horse to be slightly turned in the direction of the movement). And one more related question if I may... How does the horse know the difference between the turn on the forehand and side pass - is the difference in reins again? (again I found a website that described it very similarly to the turn on the forehand)
Thanks a lot :)