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The Certified Horsemanship Association helps sort out a disagreement about the two-point position.

From the Certified Horsemanship Association

Cailin Caldwell photo.

Question:


When in the two-point position, your hip and heel are meant to be in line, and your shoulder and knee are meant to be in line. I was wondering if your toe is also meant to be in line with your shoulder and knee?

My mother and I have been talking about it, and she believes that it's not meant to be in line, but I think it is! Can you please help us sort out this creative disagreement? It would be amazingly helpful.

-- Caitlin

Answer:


Great question on the two-point position. The toe should be in line with the shoulder and knee as far as underneath the rider, but should be slightly out so that the rider’s calf is on the horse.

So, in other words, you don’t want your foot parallel to the horse’s body in two-point, but instead the toes slightly out so that your calves are in contact with the horse’s sides.

Please let us know if you have other questions, and thanks!

-- Christy Landwehr, CEO, Certified Horsemanship Association

Check out CHA's video on overall correct riding position.