Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chittering, Western Australia
Hi everyone! :)
I am wondering what everyone does in the way of exercise of their pregnant mare??
Mine is now 5 months, I stopped riding her about a month ago because she was being so naughty, but I take her for an occassional bareback walk, for half n hour or so. I've been lungeing her gently, for about 20 minutes, mostly trotting, and walking, and a bit of canter, but not more than a couple of laps. I do this at least 4 - 5 times a week. Sometimes more, sometimes less if I feel like she's not up to it.
Sometimes I take her with me when I walk the dogs, on the lead.
Other than that, she stands in the paddock. If she's by herself, she tends to stand under the tree all day. I put her in with my other mare as often as possible, because I notice they tend to walk around a lot more when they're together..
She is starting to get a bit fat. Not hugely.. but I have noticed a bit of dimpling on her bum... do horses get cellulite??
The pic of her side on is from last week. The one of her standing behind the fence is from last year, before she was pregnant... what does everyone think??