Originally Posted by Rachluvshorses4eva
I don't even think you should ride a mare if it's in foal no matter how many months. I think after she has a baby you should let here settle down for a while
How would I keep her fit then? She was in work prior to going to stud, and to be honest I wouldn't ride her the first or the last three months of pregnancy, but would gentle hack in between. And then she would have 6 months plus off when the foal was born.
Meg would become incredibly bored if I did nothing with her for 17 months!
The majority of people ride whilst their mare is in foal. Why and what makes you think so differently?