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        10-24-2010, 08:54 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    This is something I"ve been thinking about for a while! I just talked to my doctor about this... she said that it's really a case by case basis. As a whole most people who ride on a semi regular basis will be ok up to their first trimester. Someone who wants to start riding probably should wait until after the baby is born. Generally your balance won't be affected and the baby is really quite protected pretty well at this point. Once you start showing though it's a different story and it's a good idea to either quit or cut back on the more dangerous things (she told me no breaking wild stallions! ). Sounded good to me....


    UNTIL, one of my friends mentioned that honestly the danger to the baby really isn't falling and hurting it. If you fall or get kicked or stepped on or whatever, YOU can't get xrays. YOU can't take most pain medications. Treatment is a whole lot more difficult and painful if YOU get hurt. I thought that was an interesting point. Still doesn't answer the question of my future plans!
         
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        10-24-2010, 10:05 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    I didn't ride until I was about 2 weeks away from delivering and that was because I was TRYING to make myself go ito labor!! LOL!!! I tried to use the saddle, but the horn kept rubbing against my huge belly so I went bareback. I was trotting around our county fair for the afternoon and you should have seen all the weird looks and dropped jaws!!! LOL an afternoon i'll never forget.

    P.s. It didn't work, I had her a week late, 3 weeks after my attempt at trotting into labor
         
        10-25-2010, 09:02 AM
      #13
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by littrella    
    I didn't ride until I was about 2 weeks away from delivering and that was because I was TRYING to make myself go ito labor!! LOL!!! I tried to use the saddle, but the horn kept rubbing against my huge belly so I went bareback. I was trotting around our county fair for the afternoon and you should have seen all the weird looks and dropped jaws!!! LOL an afternoon i'll never forget.

    P.s. It didn't work, I had her a week late, 3 weeks after my attempt at trotting into labor
    Hahhaa that's funny! You should have been barefoot, too! Barefoot, pregnant, and riding a horse and seen what they would say!!!
         
        10-25-2010, 09:05 AM
      #14
    Foal
    Actually I never really thought of that before! And I never even considered that it's not so much riding that is the issue it's getting kicked or having the horse trip into, etc. There are a lot of scenarios that could play out. I had absolutely no complications with my last pregnancy (other than be really tired and laazzy) so I'm still not really sure what I will do, either.. If you find any other opinions, etc about it let me know!!
         

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