Many years ago I discovered that my male colleagues in the Product Development Team of a large telecom company were apt to turn the *bleeding obvious* into indecipherable technical babble. As if by talking in jargon made it seem somehow more impressive.
I dislike being blinded by science but if you've been brave enough to read earlier posts then you'll know that I do find the science illuminating. Well I was a scientist first! For me the science is just the *why it works* bit.
I prefer to keep things simple-my brain processes simple stuff best and complicated stuff is just multi layered simple stuff. It's how I train and teach; action-assess the feedback-reaction-assess the feedback-reaction....OK it's not new or mind blowingly deep but it works.
So here goes with the simple form of turning, to which we can add more simple layers as we progress. I sit in balance, my legs long and softly adhering (where they naturally touch the horses side) in the perfect alignment of Anja Beran (who am I kidding). I turn my horse as if I were a dolly peg sat astride my horse. Remember, a dolly peg moves as one-she is unjointed. She cannot over turn, contort, distort herself and she does not guard with one leg, weight with another and her legs are always long and deep.
Now this requires expansion, further layers but in it's basic form this is how a child will turn their pony when asked to do so without the reins. They don't adopt a spiral seat, look to the centre of the turn NO they play dolly peg, lol.
Science will follow.....