I've done all that, leaning in the car and everything. When I was a kid (6/7 yrs old) and found out that horses hooves are essentially their toes I started running on my toes! I can't hardly walk in high heels but ****ed if I can't run away from someone in them!
I jog and lope and stuff.
And I also cluck to my dog and friends and family...
And I admit that I in fact do lean forward and back
And direct friends with hoodies...and hair.lol.
I do a lot of other weird horsey stuff
But im DARNED PROUD OF IT! Bc im a horseaholic...that should be our "horseforum motto"
I'm sitting here in my Equestrian Coaching class, and the instructor just took us all out into the hallway to practice cantering on the correct lead in a circle - on foot. So just imagine a bunch of 20-40 year old women (and 1 man!) 'cantering' around in circles in a school hallway.
We're learning how to teach and sometimes showing with your own body is the best way to teach a student something. Additionally, we're able to realize how much more comfortable it is for the horse to canter on the correct lead then to counter canter.