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    03-30-2012, 07:42 PM
Just get your weight out of the saddle and lean forward. It doesn't have to be an exaggerated movement. Just take your weight off the seat.
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    03-30-2012, 08:05 PM

Thank you again, I appreciate the help.

    03-30-2012, 08:51 PM
It's best to lift up and sit forward to get off of their kidneys. :)
    03-30-2012, 09:15 PM
Lean on the neck if you need some help balancing.
    03-30-2012, 09:49 PM
If they are going to pee, they will do it whether you sit in the saddle or lean forward. When you sit in the saddle, you are not putting any weight on the kidneys. The saddle doesn't extend past the last true rib so the kidneys are well protected.
    03-30-2012, 11:12 PM
O_o I dunno if it's because I ride a gelding, but I've never been in that situation before. I do, however, lean forward when my guy stops to poo because I always thought it felt weird when you can feel their backs hollow out for a few seconds and then suddenly their back 'bounces' back up. He's 'trained', so to speak, to go in the same spot every time he's in the arena, though, so it's not an inconvenience.
    03-30-2012, 11:27 PM
I lift up and forward for pee and poo...not sure if I need to do it for both, but I do :)
    03-31-2012, 02:43 AM
Originally Posted by DancingArabian    
I was always taught to raise up and lean forward because it helps relieve some of the pressure on their back and kidneys when they drop down. Sounds reasonable, so I've always done it.
That is exactly what I was taught as well, and understanding human anatomical needs, especially in regard to pregnant women and weight/pressure on the tiny tubules of the kidney, it makes perfect sense to me that the kidneys cannot fully drain into the ureters to allow the urine to flow completely to the bladder and out of the urethra if the rider's weight is pressing squarely atop the kidneys at the time the horse chooses to urinate.

As a kid, I can just remember thinking I wanted to get as forward as possible to allow the LEAST AMOUNT OF PEE to get on my legs!
    03-31-2012, 02:52 AM
Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
If they are going to pee, they will do it whether you sit in the saddle or lean forward. When you sit in the saddle, you are not putting any weight on the kidneys. The saddle doesn't extend past the last true rib so the kidneys are well protected.
That is good information, thank you! Perhaps I should look further at HORSE ANATOMY before I open my mouth!!
(Or, should have read further into the thread for those with more experience than I to answer the question PROPERLY & with correct information!)

Please disregard my "reasoning" (UNLESS, OF COURSE, you happen to be a urinating, pregnant HUMAN!)
    03-31-2012, 05:46 AM
I don't think it makes any difference at all. If you weigh 150lbs and you stand up in the saddle you still weigh 150lb on your horses back. I just try not to move around to much so they can keep their balance.

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