So I'm on maternity leave ( 8 months along and counting down the days!) I've got more time than ever to play with my own horses since I'm not working now (ever try trimming horses with a baby in you and it's 75% humidity? )
I have been slowing down in what I can do with my own horses, tapered off to just riding at a walk in the pen, but now it's uncomfortable to straddle a horse. I want to keep them fit and mentally sharp and not lose the WHOLE season, since I'm due in July, I know their training will be neglected to a point for the rest of this summer between baby and going back to work.
I've been longing (both free and on a line) hand walking down the road, line driving down the road and working on voice commands. I would like to work on obstacles, but don't want to risk them jumping over something and knocking me down since I'm getting slower and clumsier. Not that they are spooky-I have some of the mellowest horses you've seen, but they ARE horses.....
I've been grooming them within inches of their lives and letting them in the yard to eat grass while I sit in a lawn chair reading books.
So any ideas on what a fat pregnant woman can do with her horses to keep them sharp (and gives me an excuse to be with them while I can!) ? I'm really stumped for ideas right now.
Hubby has been working overtime to make up for my income loss, so he's too busy to ride his own horse.