Well if I have to use my legs, then wow, things are so much easier!! X)
What is direct reining though..? If its turning the horse using the rein and legs ("pulling" on rein/bit to turn the horse) then I've comleted that step..!
In the video I'm not using my legs at all except for going backwards, because that's what he's used to (he's used to either pulling on both reins, and he goes backwards, or putting your feet more back and squeezing equally)
I'll post another video and improve those things! :)
How about my seating..? Are my stirrups long enough or too long? Should I be leaning more back or forwards or stay vertical like in english riding?
"When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes." -Shakespeare