(“My right hand was on the steering wheel at the 2 o’clock position.”)
Lesley Stevenson of myvirtualeventingcoach.com posted this analogy on her Facebook page: “The inside rein is like the directional in your car. You use it to indicate the direction that you plan to go, but not to actually turn your car.”
To be “helpful” to her audience I put up the following in the comment section:
“While driving my truck to the feed store this morning, I observed my left hand using the turn signal as you described. My left seat bone was also slightly forward and without collapsing I rotated my upper body in the direction I wanted the headlights to point. My right hand was on the steering wheel at the 2 o’clock position, and while I kept a light and steady feel of it, I did not pull back. My right leg supported the right rear wheel to keep it from deviating to the outside. And I remembered not to lean forward.
The truck responded beautifully without resistance.”