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post #11 of 20 Old 01-18-2013, 12:31 AM
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My husband told me ONCE he wanted me to sell my horses. I told him that there was no faster way he could break my heart and make me a bitter person, he has never suggested it since.
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post #12 of 20 Old 01-18-2013, 12:54 AM
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I know a gal who roped late into pregnancy. Then was back in the saddle a few months later. But she does have a lotta folks who are more then happy to play with baby's between runs.
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post #13 of 20 Old 01-18-2013, 03:03 AM
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I too, would find it hard to sell one of my horses due to pregnancy. As others have noted you can still be involved with your horse and ride more casually at this time and offer to have a free lease or someone else to help you keep your horse exercised. There are always options if you want it enough. If you think you'll never want to ride him again that's a different story. Riding will help postpartum to get yourself back in shape too. Pregnancy doesn't last a lifetime but your decision to sell your horse does. You have to be able to live with that. Believe me, I know the feeling.
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post #14 of 20 Old 01-18-2013, 03:24 AM
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O wow i would not want to ride when im prego
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post #15 of 20 Old 01-18-2013, 07:48 AM
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I would respect his wishes about riding during pregnancy but would not sell the horse. You won't be pregnant forever, and you'd be surprised how fast those first few months of mommyhood go. Before you know it, you'll be ready to get back in the saddle.

It really sounds like your hubby is concerned about you and the baby getting hurt and isn't being selfish. He has a right to have a say in what happens while you are pregnant... It's his baby, too. Concentrate on reassuring him that you won't take unnecessary risks, and hopefully he will abandon the idea of selling the horse.
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post #16 of 20 Old 01-18-2013, 08:26 AM
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I can't say what's right for YOU to do, but I can share my story.

When I became pregnant that was the catalyst to make my decision to sell my then mare AND search for and buy a horse better suited to me. But in that case I hadn't ever properly bonded with my mare - it was a decision that needed to be made anyway.

When I was buying my gelding he was out on loan when I met him and I didn't actually meet the owner until we exchanged money and papers. I had failed to mention my pregnancy over the phone as I was worried that he wouldn't sell his horse to a pregnant lady!

So - that is the third option - sell AND buy now.

My brother asked me why I was buying while pregnant "surely it would be easier to wait?". I explained that I knew that if I waited till I'd had the baby, and got though tiny baby-hood.......then in reality it might be years before I actually got back into horses.

For me, THAT was the right decision to make.

Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.
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post #17 of 20 Old 01-18-2013, 08:36 AM
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A lease is absolutely the way to go. Even if your husband was "WOOHOO RIDE 'TIL THE DAY YOU POP!!" You will still want someone to work with your horse right after the baby is born and until you're ready to start riding again (and figure out a riding sched with your new little one). By the way CONGRATS!!!!!!!
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post #18 of 20 Old 01-18-2013, 09:26 AM
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I rode through all of my pregnancies - not saying everyone should but we dont stop driving and going by statistics thats a pretty high risk too
If you hated the horse then I'd say let it go but you dont so why get pressured into it?
Horses can stand some time off and you aren't going to be pregnant forever. Once the baby arrives you will appreciate having the horse to 'escape' too and be yourself - not just a mum.
When my youngest was born I went straight from the stables where I'd been mucking out to the maternity ward - still in dirty wellies and smelly jogging pants - the only thing that was comfortable and would go around me. Baby was just under 10lb.
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post #19 of 20 Old 01-18-2013, 11:00 AM
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My horse had time off when I was pregnant with my first. He was the exact same to ride when I decided I was ready to start riding again. As long as they have enough space to get their own exercise, I don't see anything wrong with a horse having a little time off. Of course I'm not showing my animals, just trail rides with the family.
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post #20 of 20 Old 01-18-2013, 01:29 PM
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If he doesn't want you to ride, then don't. It's his baby too and he should have some say. Free lease your guy or just let him be pasture art for a little bit.
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