07-04-2010, 11:30 PM
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2 point is having your butt totally out of the saddle, like jumping position (although there are different jumping positions). It's called 2 point because there are only 2 points of contact with the saddle - your stirrups.
Then there is 3 point. Totally sitting, think dressage seat. 3 points of contact - your stirrups and your butt.
Half seat is in between. You're not sitting with full contact and you're not out of the saddle with no contact. You make contact with the seat of the saddle every stride as your horse canters along.
That's the quick explanation.