Originally Posted by jagman6201
Please don't 2pt with toes out - that is such a tough habit to break once you've gotten used to it! Plus it lend to start gripping with your calf and taking your knee off...
Hmmmm...George Morris, Littauer, Chamberlin and others with a pretty impressive track record disagree with you. The US Cavalry manual said:
"Toes turned in stiffen the ankles, force the heels out, and cause loss of contact of proper parts of the calves of the legs. This fault reduces the security of the rider and makes the correct use of the legs impossible. Excessively turned out toes stiffen the ankles, put the knees out of contact, place the rider on the back of his thighs and disrupt the seat."
Where is that sweet spot? It varies for each person and depends in part on what horse they are on. It could run as little as 10 deg, or as much as 45 deg.