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CinderEve 12-18-2010 12:31 AM

Update on Cinder and a riding when pregnant question
 
Sorry for the double question. After much thought, umming and ahhhing over what to do, I have decided to keep Cinder, send her to the trainer in January and see where that goes. I think us both being boss mares and me win hormonal just frustrated the situation.

Additionally - for those of you who have had children, how long did you keep riding after you found out you were pregnant? Did you stop early or keep going til you were due?

Thanks!!

PintoTess 12-18-2010 03:28 AM

thats good about cinder :D

but im not a mother and FAR from it!! im only 14 lol :D

ImagineThat 12-18-2010 03:45 AM

I rode my good horse a few times early on... He totes 3 yr old kids around and I trust him fully. I did not ride my others at all, since they were younger and I didn't want to take the risk. I wasn't sure how long I would ride going into it, but once I started showing the teeniest bit (I think 4 months?) I stopped. I just looked down one day, saw the little baby bump with the saddle horn right there, and thought NO way is it worth it. Next baby, I may not ride at all. I just don't think it's worth the risk.

Edited to also say..... I think it's definately a personal thing, and whatever you feel comfortable with. I've seen hugely pregnant women barrel racing. I think that is insane and would never do something so risky... but that's me. I am a little over protective and paranoid :hide:

TamaraB 12-18-2010 06:24 AM

You don't probably know me but I have been reading this forum a lot lately! I am a stay at home mom with a too much time on my hands. I just had some issues with my mare April and I thought about selling her. I had a trainer come just a few times and it has made all the difference in the world! I have really bonded with her lately and glad I didnt do it. She still frustrates me alot though. She is 3 and the boss mare of the group so just have to do a lot of ground work letting her know I am in charge.

About riding pregnant, I agree with Imagine That. I didnt have horses when I was pregnant, my kids are 6 and 3. So I didn't ride at all. I actually quit lessons before I was pregnant with my 6 year old, just to be on the safe side. I too am very paranoid! lol

CinderEve 12-18-2010 09:19 AM

Thanks for the replies. I'm normally the paranoid type and didn't ride the other times I was pregnant. But I have already ridden this time on a strange horse, and well.. fell off. So I wondered if I was being a big chicken by not riding again for a while.

I couldn't imagine barrel racing pregnant. That would scare me to death lol!

wheeler4x4 12-18-2010 09:46 AM

My aunt rode almost up until she had her baby, as long as you are doing mostly flat work, no racing around or jumping I dont see a problem. (She does dressage)

farmpony84 12-18-2010 09:58 AM

I rode for about five months and then husband forbid it. I know people who have ridden for the entire time. I think it depends on you. Trust your gut.

CinderEve 12-18-2010 10:59 AM

Thanks all. I don't see to much riding in the near future anyway but it's good to think about.

My concern I guess is finding someone to ride Cinder after she gets back from the trainer. I might talk to the trainer about doing 60 days.
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faye 12-18-2010 04:07 PM

mum rode a nice quiet horse untill the 8 month mark with me, but she didnt ride at all with my sister or brother.

You certainly shouldnt be riding anything sharp or difficult as that only increases your chance of a fall and a fall can cause a miscarriage.

Please be careful whatever you decide to do!

Chele11 12-19-2010 11:11 AM

The first horse I was supposed to get was almost 13 years ago but then I found out I was pregnant and soon after lost my job (morning sickness is such a &^*#) and couldn't afford to get her then. But I never thought about stopping riding.

I know my hubby told me I couldn't ride when I was pregnant with my youngest...


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