Originally Posted by horsecrazy84
Yes I know that...but what I am asking is how long do people wait..what is the norm? I'm not riding her until she gains her weight back.
Having read what you have written under your avatar there, why would anyone take the trouble to answer, because your view of others opinions is clearly stated there.
My horses and dogs aren't perfect, and they are not superior, but they are kept in the best condition that I can.
To answer your question though, as someone else says it depends, a mare who is in good condition, at a good weight and fit with regular riding up until foaling can start again when the foal is a few weeks old.
A mare who is underweight and not fit, I would spend my time and energy getting her back up to weight first, while doing some in hand work to build her fitness and muscles again before you even think about getting on her.