Originally Posted by Chiilaa
I agree that their descriptions are very detailed and it is easy to visualise what they mean for you to do. It doesn't change the fact that the aids given are wrong for what you are intending to do, eg to turn they suggest the outside leg should come FORWARD instead of go back slightly.
Ok - (I have been riding my entire life and have shown successfully at the local level in english and western).... but, unfortunately, I have never taken a proper lesson. I'm starting this spring though woohoo.
I'm pretty sure that I've always been told that it is correct to begin to ask for a turn by moving your outside leg forward, while keeping your inside leg steady as a "reference point". I'm quite certain I've read this in books/articles too...
Just saying, maybe there's more than one "proper" set of cues to turn? *shrugs*