Hi all, new to the forum so I apologise if I have posted this in the wrong section, I hope I got it right! When I was learning to ride a horse my trainer told me to raise my butt off the saddle a little and shift my weight forward when the horse parked to pee as it was more comfortable for them. Something to do with it being easier for them with their legs stretched out. During my lessons my horse never peed whilst I was riding her, but my trainers often did, and just like she told me, she would lift up a little and lean forward.
I haven't had my mare; Sophie, that long and she hasn't needed to relive herself when I've been riding her yet, but I was wondering if there is any truth to what I was told and should I raise my butt a bit when she stops to wee. I've looked it up and found mixed results, some people say I should, others say I shouldn't and it doesn't make any difference.