Originally Posted by trainerunlimited View Post
She is used to a pretty hard workout and I have been riding her throughout her entire pregnancy, but am going to switch from riding to lunging for the rest of it. Thank you for the advice!!! I'll start lunging her with a caveson!!!
It is VERY important that the surcingle and side reins are properly adjusted, and I cannot stress this enough.
Here is a detailed guide to help you.
If you're curious about the equipment, here's a kind of guide for you.
Dover Saddlery, Jeffers Equine, and Smart Pak Saddlery are all reliable sellers of side reins and surcingles. Though some may be a bit "pricey," don't go for the cheapest one simply because it's more affordable. Read reviews, do your own research, and make your decisions only after you are well educated and can back up your choice with knowledge.
I don't know about working a horse during pregnancy, but should you choose to use side reins and surcingles, I want you to be adequately educated and prepared to do it correctly. :)
Good luck, and let us know how it goes!