Originally Posted by usandpets
I think that giving the "proper" or "correct" way of turning a horse is getting off topic. [/i][/size]
I beg to differ. This is not off topic, the OP is asking for advice on steering and that is the advice that people are giving. This is a forum, we all have our voice and the OP gets to decide which advice works for them. It is not for us to publicly say someone's advice is good or bad unless it is detrimental to what the OP is trying to do or dangerous for them or the horse.
Part of becoming the best rider you can be is learning proper riding techniques. Most horses, even green will move away from the seat pressure as it is part of their instinct just like they move away from leg pressure. You can go to any reining pro, dressage rider, H/J and WP rider and pretty much get that you ride from your seat not by pulling on reins.