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    01-01-2010, 02:29 PM
Green Broke
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Some say that putting your toes out is correct, while other are passionately against it... What's really right?
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    01-01-2010, 02:31 PM
What I've always been taught is your toes should be forward for dressage & turned out 45degrees for jumping.
    01-01-2010, 03:21 PM
Im going to watch this topic, because I don't really know.
I have my feet turned out alot, kind of like duck feet haha, im trying to train them to go FORWARD. It is just a habit my feet naturally go into when my heel's go down.
Let me see if I can find photos, haha they look pretty wonky.
(my heels go down really low though, so that might trigger them going outwards..)

    01-01-2010, 03:35 PM
Weanling toes are generally straight forward unless I am giving a cue if I am in the arena. On trails they are a little more out, but nowhere close to 45 degrees. Nobody ever told me one or the I will be watching this to see the real answer.
    01-02-2010, 07:07 PM
Toes in! It positions your legs correctly against the horse. At least for English riding.
    01-02-2010, 07:11 PM
Green Broke
Toes forward for dressage. Im not sure about jumping, but toes forward all the time for dressage, then you can use your calf for aids (so they are invisible) and if that doesnt work then you can use your heel.
    01-02-2010, 07:58 PM
The question isn't where your toes should be pointed - the question is, what is the correct place your calves should be in contact on your horse?

Not the inside of your calf, not the back of your calf, but just right inbetween.

You want your leg to be effective, effectively positioned while in your tack where you can aid your horse to be as effective as they can be.

If you are out, so is your horse. If your body parts aren't doing their job, then your horse cannot do his job either.
    01-03-2010, 06:47 PM
^ good point MIE
    01-03-2010, 11:32 PM
I've heard keep your toes where they are comfortable but do NOT exceed a 45 degree angle.
    01-04-2010, 07:57 PM
From ballet, I have a fairly good turnout with my hips so generally my toes sit a touch less than 45degrees and my horse responds to my cues. However I'm not necessarily doing it correctly.

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