Originally Posted by Kayty
Leg yielding is NOT a lateral movement.
I suppose it depends on the particular school of dressage you're learning. There are many, many websites that describe leg yield as a lateral movement (including artofriding.com
) and in books such as Equine Fitness, by Jec Ballou; though I know Kurd Albrecht Von Zeigner says it is not a lateral movement in his book, The Elements of Dressage (even though he also says that the horse should always be moving on a single track, like a train, unless doing lateral movements, which is a bit contradictory if leg yield is not a lateral movement)