This Outdoor Recreation video tutorial shows how to use your legs while riding. Rick Gore from thinklikeahorse presents this video tutorial. The way you use your legs will depend on whether you are wearing spurs or not. When you are not wearing spurs, use the bottom and top of your leg. If you want to move forward, just squeeze in both your legs. If you want to go left, give a light pressure with your right calf. Similarly, for going right apply pressure with your left calf. To move backwards, squeeze forward and use your legs along with the reins. These are the basic use of your legs while riding.