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post #1 of 5 Old 02-14-2009, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Exercise!!

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??
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post #2 of 5 Old 02-17-2009, 12:24 PM
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she hard to tell, but my mare didn't even show she was pregnant last year and shock us all with a fine healthy little filly. its like those slim mommy's not showing the huge belly that most of us expect. best to get her vet checked, if it will help your worries.

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post #3 of 5 Old 02-17-2009, 12:44 PM
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...also it won't hurt her a bit to exercise.
i personally start walking my mares slowly to a gentle run as fast as they are comfortable with, than i lay really low jumps that are 2-4 inches above the ground. maybe yours would like to try something easy and safe.

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post #4 of 5 Old 02-24-2009, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys
No she is definately pregnant, maybe that pic doesnt show it well, she is actually huge!! and the vet came out a couple of weeks ago and all is well :)
But she's had a bit of a belly the year or so before she went in foal, not sure why. I worm her etc etc she gets ridden for hours every day (usually). She is a maiden mare and everyone told me she wouldnt show, maybe its coz shes older. shes 16 this year. ill put up a pic later of her massive belly

but i needed to know more excercise way of things, how long do people keep riding there mares and stuff?? i mean in the wild she would be walkin 2 food and water miles and miles everyday and ggalloping away from lions and stuff..
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post #5 of 5 Old 02-24-2009, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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oops i said 'guys'.. but just one person!! lol sorry mustangs
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