View Full Version : Two Point, Three point, what's it all about.
19th Jun 2002, 02:21 PM
I often read threads where people refer to these riding styles.
So what's that all about then, none of my riding instructors ever use these terms, and I've done a search on the forum, but can't see any explanations.
Thanx in advance for your advice
19th Jun 2002, 06:53 PM
Two Point is the American Term, for the position used over the top of jumps. It involves pushing the bottom back, keeping the back flat and folding down, whilst slightly lifting your bottom off the saddle so all your weight is held by your legs, and none on the seat.
19th Jun 2002, 09:57 PM
Three point is having seat on saddle. Modified three point is somewhere between two point and three point. You'll sometimes see the latter used when a rider looks for greater security than two point when, for instance, making a sharpish turn after/before a jump.
19th Jun 2002, 11:08 PM
My instructor tells me to "take the half seat" and he's asking me to assume the position you all have described as the 2 point position. In fact in my last lesson, he thought I was using RD's mouth to balance in the half seat, (which I wasn't, but my hand position suggested I was). He had me direct RD in circles and changes of direction while in the half seat to prove that I had proper bit control.
My horse seems to like this position, he keeps a nice strong trot - does this 2 point feel better for the horse?
21st Jun 2002, 02:22 AM
the half seat and two point are all the same thing. The Two point is where you bend forward slightly and lift off the saddle about an inch. The three point is basically your four, sitting up more.
26th Jun 2002, 01:51 AM
:D Hi Guys! Basically, what a two point is is standing in your stirrups. If you are a new begineer, have not been riding long, you may not be that familiar with it. Hating to admit it, on my first lesson my instructor was talkin about posting. I did not know what that was, so I did a little research, just like you did. When you are in a 2 point, you have to have your back straight, heels down, and just a lil bit out of the tack. Not to high though. If you have ever jumped, it is the same position as when you jump. Hope that helps!!!:D
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