I applaud your goal Carlisle Chipper. And I understand your desire to find other resources to broaden your knowledge. My quietriding.org web site provides summaries of some of the dozens of books I have read in my own search for equestrian knowledge. Teaching and learning depend on communication. Communication can be quite tricky. What makes sense to one person can leave another perplexed and confused. This does not mean that the student cannot learn to understand the concept. It may simply mean they need to be told in a slightly different way. As mentioned by others, trying to learn from various instructors – personally, through reading, through videos – can be confusing. But it can also lead to insight. If you come across something in your broader studies that seems to make sense, ask your instructor about it. Your instructor may have forgot to tell you about this aspect or may not have run across this particular explanation in his or her own studies. Discussing such things can help broaden the knowledge of both student and teacher. We are all really students. Some are just sharing what they have already learned with those who have not yet learned that particular bit of knowledge. While riding is more a visceral than mechanical process, it must often be taught as if it were mechanical. The student must then, through practice, learn how this mechanical explanation must be processed into feel. This is similar to learning to play a musical instrument. Always be ready to modify what you think you have already learned. Timing of cues illustrates one reason for this. When we are first leaning to cue, it often takes time to process feel into thought into action. As we progress through practice, the process becomes more automatic and the brain becomes less involved. At first, we may need to think of cuing just before the horse’s leg leaves the ground. After working on this with the horse, the processing time may be reduced so you think of cuing as the foot leaves the ground. Later still, you may not even think about how or when you are cuing.