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post #361 of 817 Old 02-10-2014, 05:53 PM
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No dee isn't exercised at all as she was having a year off anyway. She was injured (trauma not hereditary) came sound and I decided once sound to give her a year :). She busies herself cantering for no reason in huge field and snorting at dragons in the hedges.

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post #362 of 817 Old 02-10-2014, 06:02 PM
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No dee isn't exercised at all as she was having a year off anyway. She was injured (trauma not hereditary) came sound and I decided once sound to give her a year :). She busies herself cantering for no reason in huge field and snorting at dragons in the hedges.
Ahh that's right, I forgot about Dee's injury. She deserves a good long maternity break anyhow :)

I wonder if the exercise has anything to do with how Miley is carrying? Probably not, but just a random thought :)
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post #363 of 817 Old 02-10-2014, 06:27 PM
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Doesn't hurt to exercise them really. I would imagine it's keeping her abdominal muscles nice and tight.
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post #364 of 817 Old 02-10-2014, 07:10 PM
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The girls today.Chica's got a nice little round ball of a tummy,while Juno is still carrying very high.
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post #365 of 817 Old 02-11-2014, 12:28 PM
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Lilly looks great and so, so round And thank you. She is going to hide it from me as long as possible! She always has to be difficult!

Do y'all exercise Dee and Lilly at all? I try to put Miley on the lunge line at least 3-4 times a week. Nothing strenuous, but 10-15 minutes of walking and light trotting. I have been riding her bareback every now and then, but I think I'm going to back off of that now that she's in the last trimester. Just curious :)
I'm backing off a little since we are getting close to the last month, but I do try to get in as much exercise as possible. Nothing too strenuous like you said, however, the weather here has been so wonky it's been really tough. We've fluctuated from reaaaaallllly cold (-30's) to really warm (10 above, which is really warm for this time of year). When it's in the -30's, it's tough to do anything because it's so bloody cold but when we get near or above zero, Lilly is so hot and uncomfortable that she sweats without exercise, so she might get some light walking and trotting, but very minimal. To add to that, after it's been warm and cools slightly, the whole place turns into a skating rink. My parents don't have an indoor arena, so the great outdoors is my only choice. This past weekend, it was -30-something. By this Saturday, it will be 7 above. In summary, Lilly has gotten lucky in that she has been allowed to be lazier than usual.
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My girls have been getting less exercise than I would normally like for preggo mares,but not by choice.Like Glynnis mentioned,the winter weather here has made it difficult to do much.It's either try to work them in 2.5-3 ft of hard crusty snow or on a cleared area that's covered in ice.Then there's the wonky temperatures..So,I've been trying to make it that they give themselves some excersise,they're turned out on a few acres and I'll feed/water/bed well away from each other so they have to be out and about moving around.Or take them for short walks,although they work up a sweat fast trying to get through that crusty snow.
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Yes, the crusty snow!!! It is terrible! Holds your weight for a split second, then you sink up to your waist! And there was so much ice when I went out a few weeks ago, I actually thought someone left a hose on and flooded the yard! I take some solace in the fact that Lilly is outdoors and gets a little exercise in. I'd love to do more, because I know how much benefit exercise adds, but the weather has really thrown things for a loop this year.
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So today we are at the 9 month mark! Day 276 and dee is a grumpy hormonal cow bag how needs to learn some manners! Lol

Somy backs still quite bad and I'm concerned about it only being 8 or so weeks till she foals down:S.

I would love some comments about her condition, with all the all flooding lately they are in more the they are out and being9 months I am trying to ensure she's in fab condition. So I have LOADS of photos....apologises im advance.























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I can't do anything down the yard or at all! But the doctor wants me to have a 30 minute walk a day so why not see the horse

Sorry for all the photos....only 8 weeks to go!

This is what she thinks about It all!

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Holy cow! She is enormous! But looking good. Love the picture of her giving the other horse heck for sniffing her food.
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I was just planning on riding my girl until she pops. I'm bareback only now due to her being too uncomfortable in one but I ride her bareback walk/trot on the trails at the barn and I try to get her out for some trotting and stretching at least three or four times a week. I've seen mares do worse than that in the pasture the day before they foal. To themselves. So I doubt that wil be insanely uncomfortable on them.
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