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post #21 of 45 Old 07-10-2013, 12:22 AM
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You know I think you will need to decide what you choose to do. The way I see it, you have an entire lifetime to ride and enjoy horses. When you're pregnant you only need to take a break for 6-7 months then you can come back, its nothing when you look you could be risking a life or complications.
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post #22 of 45 Old 07-10-2013, 12:36 AM
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You know I think you will need to decide what you choose to do. The way I see it, you have an entire lifetime to ride and enjoy horses. When you're pregnant you only need to take a break for 6-7 months then you can come back, its nothing when you look you could be risking a life or complications.
to some extent, it depends on what you're asking. I take lessons, im green, on wtc. Im not jumping or asking anything crazy. IMO better I get some small bit of exercise than sit on my arse in this heat and do nothing. And honestly, the more you take away from a normal life, the greater the chance of unhappiness in mom. Were there not some studies about maternal mental health impacting the baby?

That being said, im pretty sure one of our friends still rode her motorcycle while pregnant...thats just nuts to me, especially given how crazy other drivers are. I guess its just all about your comfort zone.
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post #23 of 45 Old 07-10-2013, 01:22 AM
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I rode until I couldn't swimg my 40lb saddle up amymore, about the same time the horn pressed into the watermelon I was carrying out front, on tricky terrain. If arena exercises would have satisfied me, I would have reverted to my English outfit, but I'm a trail hound.

Congrats and listen to your inner self. If you feel calm and confident about riding, go for it! If you're nervous or hesitant, I don't need to tell any true horse person how the horse is going to react. ;)
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post #24 of 45 Old 07-10-2013, 08:17 AM
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to some extent, it depends on what you're asking. I take lessons, im green, on wtc. Im not jumping or asking anything crazy. IMO better I get some small bit of exercise than sit on my arse in this heat and do nothing. And honestly, the more you take away from a normal life, the greater the chance of unhappiness in mom. Were there not some studies about maternal mental health impacting the baby?
I very much agree. When pregnancy goes well and mom to be is aware of risks it's much better to stay happy and do what you love to do as long as it's reasonably safe. And frankly your body will tell you when to stop.
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post #25 of 45 Old 08-01-2013, 07:06 PM
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Currently I am 26 weeks along. I plan on hauling out and checking cows on horseback tomorrow. I would go crazy if I didn't ride. This whole baby thing was not my idea, and if someone had said you can't ride while you are pregnant I would of been ignoring them anyways. I haven't been on anything green or any colts since I found out, not that crazy. Plus I have been sick for most of the pregnancy so sticking to my two broke horses has been nice.

Not going to lie it really has thrown a cramp into my start under saddle and sell side business, but I have already told the one who wanted the baby that if he thinks that I won't be out in my roundpen (and I better have a roundpen this winter.) after I have baby he is gravely mistaken.
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^^^ LOL. Poor Katie.
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post #27 of 45 Old 08-01-2013, 08:11 PM
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This whole baby thing was not my idea, and if someone had said you can't ride while you are pregnant I would of been ignoring them anyways.


Who's idea was it then?

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post #28 of 45 Old 08-01-2013, 09:23 PM
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Im 35 weeks and will still ride. Neither of the mares I ride are anywhere near what I would consider dead broke or bomb proof but I know them. I can tell what they are going to do before they do it and can put a stop to any stupid behavior prior to them acting out. Luckily they are both pretty good for the most part around the pasture. I havent been on a trail ride in about four weeks though. Just stick to the pasture but its better than going without. With my first baby I was riding 3 days prior to going into the hospital to have her.

I was diagnosed with a severe depressive disorder 8 years ago and havent been on my meds in three years due to having kids and my stress relief is my horses. They are the only thing that can keep me from digging myself in a hole. I can go without riding but it really takes a toll on me mentally and then my body is physically exhausted from all the mental stress. I swear I should have been born on a horse.
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post #29 of 45 Old 08-01-2013, 10:00 PM
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With my second I didn't get a belly to speak of so rode on a Sunday and delivered on Wed. Katie, it seems once we have a baby we're not as willing to be as risk taking as 9 mos earlier. Other women have mentioned that too. I gather this man will be doing lots of parenting while you work your horses.
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post #30 of 45 Old 08-01-2013, 10:32 PM
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I was training horses, toom June off because of my wedding, and come September, we are going to see what happens. Most of the horses I get are "problem" horses, so to me its not worth it. If I already had a steady eddy type of horse though, I'd definitely be riding until I felt it was unsafe, or I was getting uncomfortable. I would love to start working horses now that we've settled in our new place, but I'm just sticking with getting to know people in the area. Congrats! Can't wait until I'm in your shoes. As long as you and the doctor are informed, I think you'll know your limits.
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