Is the application of constant leg pressure necessary for a horse in the reining discipline to properly round its back, bend at the pole, and to collect, or are there alternatives? The trainer with whom I am currently working indicates that he applies as much as 5 pounds of pressure per leg (more precisely calf) to ask the horse to collect. For me it is physically uncomfortable to apply this constant pressure. Obviously, methods can be quite different to achieve the same goal. Are there other credible trainers or methods that do not require the constant leg pressure to achieve collection?