Originally Posted by Katze
Your toes WILL turn out a little bit if your heels are down and your leg is in the correct position. You don't want the OP to think she needs wing toes to get the correct leg contact going... Bottom line, drop your heels sit deep in your saddle and the rest will/should follow.
I think my friend was telling me the correct position after all, because I was feeling my position when I pinched with my knees and it brought my heels up and my toes pointed in towards the girth. When she told me to think about my toes going out, it relaxed my heels and brought my leg into position. But I won't do the 'charlie chaplin' and go overboard with it lol!
It is interesting to think that a relaxed leg means dropped heels and no knee-gripping. I'm a very tense rider so that might be the key for me, just RELAX! It's always when I'm just riding around having fun that I have the best position. I think about it too hard and I'll tense right back up again, lean foreword, lose my stirrups, and grip with my knees.