A 7 year old at the stables, named Spice, has navicular pretty bad. Normally we can ride him for 15 minutes without him being lame then he'll get lame (15 minutes including any standing in the arena time no riding just sitting on him), but I don't think any of us have tried just riding him and not just standing there..
Today I was riding him and he wasn't lame for the first part, but after I stopped for about 5 minutes, and then asked for a trot again, he was lame. So of course I got off of him and so on.
But I was wondering, if I kept on riding him with no break until I got off of him, would that make a difference? Would it be better for me to just keep riding?