I also adjust WHERE I put my leg to indicate different cues. For example, if I pull my leg back and squeeze, I want just his haunches to move over. If I bring my leg forward and squeeze, I want just his forehand to move over (or take a sharp turn if we're in motion). Leg right at the girth means I want him to bend around my leg.
This is a great over-simplification, but you get the gist. In general, yes, he's moving away from my leg pressure.
Monte - 15 year old Paint/TB
Auric - 13 year old Arab