I'm new to this forum so I would like to introduce myself. I am 22 years old and my first QH that I've personally owned will be 2 years old this September.
I have riding experience but that riding experience needs work as I don't know lot of leg cues techniques that I'd like to use. All of the horses I have ridden in past never have used leg cues expect for forward movement and turning. I've read a lot since then and loved the idea of not relying so heavily on reins and rely on touch instead!
I brought my horse when he was 7 months old, I worked with him to lead and now lately I have been working with my horse in round corral and the outdoor arena - lunging, backing up and turning. He can be saddled without being tied up. I just started to ride him very lightly, only 3 times so far (NO TROTTING YET!) I do this for no more than 30 minutes around the arena. I do this no more than twice a week. Oh, he has only rope halter on him and I always make sure that I don't pull too hard. I want him to respond to the lighest touch possible. I give him release from pressure as reward. If I am to put a bit on him, it probably would be a D-ring snaffle.
Well, I think that will be all for the introduction... here's the question!
Where can I find the information about leg cues? Is there any good book I can read and refer to while I am working with my horse. I want to be sure that I am teaching my horse the correct cues and be responsive.
Ah, I've seem to see a lot of posts about taking riding lessons.... No, I have never personally taken riding lessons with a trainer but I learned how to ride with a friend who have taken riding lessons.
Enough rabbling!! Let me know what ya all think about what I'm doing.