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!)