Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
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Turning seems to be a very confusing topic for some, far as which leg to use, because it depends!
Our training is based on having a horse yield, or move away from pressure, regardless of body part.
Thus, a broke horse really should turn off of that outside rein alone (western ), and you use legs then, to either enforce that yielding, making the shoulder follow the nose(thus outside leg, slightly ahead of the cinch ), or, if the horse is pushing his ribs into the turn, versus keeping the correct bend, you use inside leg at the cinch
You might have to use both, on a horse never taught to keep correct alignment between reins and your legs, helping him to stay correct.
Think of what body part, you want to move, and thus have the horse yield to that leg, by moving away from it
In aside pass, you combine the horse having learned to do a turn on the forehand and turn on the haunches,, and a half pass far as him knowing how to yield both to a reina against his neck and your leg on him
Thus, in a sidepass, (going right )you would put left rein against his neck and left leg against his side, making sure right rein and right leg is off him to' open the door'
Right rein against his neck, tells him to move front end to the left, while leg tells him to move the rest of his body left