I have never used leg cues before actually. I was never taught to, and I took lessons for over a year at a riding barn. Sooo.. yeah. Looks like I need to learn.
He is very responsive to the reins, so I just have to tap them to have him turn his head and start turning. I don't pull or yank or constantly apply pressure. If I want to make a 90 degree turn to the right, I just barely apply pressure with my right rein. He will turn his head and start that way, then take 2 steps to the side. When he side steps, I will squeeze him lightly with my legs (he doesn't need much pressure) and he will straighten up.
I hope you can understand what I am trying to say, lol.
Can anyone explain leg cues for me? It seems like I really need to learn them. Thanks everyone for your info.