I've been riding for about six years now, and it just occurred to me that none of my riding instructors taught me what to do when I'm riding and my mount decides to poo. This may seem silly, but should I push my horse to continue to accomplish the task I had given him, or should I allow him to halt and enjoy his poo?
With my own horse, I always allow him to stop everything and go to the bathroom- but other horses I have ridden carry on with their task as if they are simply passing gas. Were they trained to do this? Are there pro's and con's to both sides?
Of course I let my horse stop to pee- I don't think it's possible for a horse to pee an walk. Or is it?! Like I said, I am completely ignorant on the topic, and all insight is appreciated. :)