Join Date: May 2012
Location: Western Washington, USA
Oxer, I don't mean to argue, but the toe out can mean either, as you stated, the knee angle is open and the back of the calf is on the horse's side or it can mean that the knee is pinched. One symptom of the knee being the culprit is that the inside of the riders foot will be lower than the outside. You can feel the same thing sitting down. Push the inside of your foot down to the floor while keeping the outside off the floor and notice what happens to your knee. It will push inwards, as will the calf. It's something I see a lot on the local hunter circuit. When this is the case, it presents a pretty nice picture from knee down to foot, but you can see the issues looking at the foot and hip.
Either way, OP, you are looking great and need only slight adjustments at this point. Keep working!