06-03-2011, 05:38 PM
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Depends on you, how you are carrying, how stable your pregnancy is, wht your horse is like and what you are doing.
Mum rode when carrying me, she was very fit and active, healthy had no issues with her pregnancy, she stuck to walk for the first 3 months and then continued to hack out and ride on the flat in the school on safe older horses practically up to the day I was born with absolutly no issues. It is the standing joke that I was nearly born in the saddle as mums waters broke at the stable yard.
With my brother on the other hand mum had a difficult pregnancy and did not ride at all.
I would take advice from your doctor and midwife, they will be more likely to know your unique situation and how well your body is likely to tolerate it. I personaly would not be jumping (couldnt live with myself if I had a fall and miscarried) but several top eventers have continued to compete whilst pregnant and I'm fairly sure one top dressage name did as well.