is it okay to ride my mare in walk when only 3 months until foaling?
Apologies if this is in the wrong place, I wasn't sure whether it should be in breeding or riding? As some of you may know i'm taking western lessons once a week but feel i need some extra practice between lessons (I can't afford more lessons as they are £30 a time). My mare is due to foal in March and I haven't ridden her for around four months. Would it be okay to gently ride her in walk around the field? Some people tell me they have ridden their mares right up until the week before foaling and some say they stop riding as soon as the mare is four or five months gone. Would be interested to hear your opinions. Should I consider taking a loan horse for 6 months and leave my mare alone?