Trail riders find it unsightly if you are in front of them.
Show horses would not be caught dead doing it.
Maybe "natural horsemanship" folks applaud it?
|Here I am thinking about canter to walk and how nice my horse feels.|
|Carefree Harley and me hanging my head in shame. Nice square halt, though.|
|Now, I am thinking about editing the video.|
I let my horse stop and poop.
I know, I know.
I have been yelled at plenty of times as a youngster taking lessons. I should definitely know better. The barn owner keeps warning that it will happen in a horse show. Harley and I rudely stopped an entire group of trail riders so he could, eh-hem, do his "duty". But at least no one can say he is impulsive or uptight.
Somewhere along the line, I decided that I do not care if my horse stops to go to the bathroom when I am riding him. I mean, I feel rude asking him to keep walking or trotting when "nature calls". I never want him to think that there is a bad time for going to the bathroom. A moving digestive system is way too important. I like to think that I have trained him well, but, in this regard, he has my number.
Besides, he will do the cutest little halt from the trot, relieve himself, and then spring back into trot on the aids and with renewed freedom. Makes me laugh every time!
Harley, you funny boy.