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    09-11-2011, 01:57 PM
Pregnant and horseback riding??

Ok so im bout 12 weeks prego and I keep getting mixed replies on horseback riding now, some people say don't do it and others say its ok right now, my first appt. Is Sep. 15th and that's one of the first questions Im going to ask, but I wanted to see how many of you went horseback riding while prego and what ur docters told yall.
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    09-11-2011, 02:02 PM
I know someone on here said they rode right up 'til their due date, it's really your own choice because it is putting "2 people" at risk. But if you trust your horse enough and have a good seat and fast reflexes you shouldn't have a problem. I personally wouldn't ride past maybe 6 months because I wouldn't know what to do with a belly like that. :p
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    09-11-2011, 02:29 PM
Lol yeah all my horses are pretty laid back but of course you never know, but im always ready for a bolt of a jump side ways. The people that said not to ride said it wasnt just the falling off it was the shakeing you know the baby moving all around from you moving with the horse, but its just so hard not going riding, but I want to make sure its ok before I go riding, my hubby will not let me anyways till the dr. Says its all right. So I guess I can wait a few more days lol, I just hope the dr. Says its alright.
    09-11-2011, 02:40 PM


Whether or not you continue riding while pregnant depends on a lot of factors, the biggest being your doctor's advice, the others being your level of expertise, type of riding you do, your own level of comfort with the idea, etc.

We've had a lot of threads on the forum on this topic, I'm just going to link you to a few and you can read lots of differnet folk's experiences and opinions:

while pregnant

Riding while preggers

Can you ride when you're pregnant?

Riding while pregnant?
    09-11-2011, 02:49 PM

Congrats! I am 12 weeks as well and I have made the decision not to ride until the baby comes. This is partly because I'm out of practice anyway but also due to the way I would feel if I somehow injured my child riding or falling. Keep in mind as well the way that your balance will begin to change due to hormones and a big belly.

Of course, now that I can't ride I want to more than ever! But, it will make it all the sweeter come next spring when I'm getting back in shape on the back of a horse! Whatever you decide, good luck and be safe!
    09-11-2011, 03:10 PM
I think it's up to you, really. I rode while I was pregnant. I was actually riding when I felt contractions coming for the first time (advice: don't go far from your barn near the end haha!). I never had any problems riding tho, when I hit 8 months trotting became uncomfortable so I would just walk on the trails then- mostly because riding is calming for me & I was nervous about becoming a mother so it was my peace.
My doctor said it was fine bc I was in good shape & my body was used to to using such muscles from riding everyday.
My mother was super nervous about it however lol.
I've heard jumping isn't good your first trimester but I don't jump so I don't know about that.
However, I did give up working with any green/unbrokes bc that's a risk I ddnt want to take personally. If you have a reliable horse & you feel comfortable doing it with the doctors permission, I say go for it. It is good to stay in shape while pregnant I believe. I never really gave up anything- until maybe my last month when I was just miserable haha.

Whatever you do, good luck & use common sense to stay safe!
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    09-11-2011, 06:34 PM
Thank you all for your advice, I do jump and drive cattle but even if my docter said it was ok to do both of those things I don't think I would, I mean ill be happy just walking around the pasture enjoying a nice peaceful ride, that's really all I want lol, its just hard to go from riding like everyday to not riding at all Im having withdrawls lol! But I hope the doc says its all right just to walk around.
@ 1taresue, CONGRATS!!!! How are you feeling?
    09-11-2011, 06:36 PM
But if the doc says no I guess ill live, like some of yall said, I can look forward to getting back in shape with my horses (casue they are going to be just as out of shape as me lol) after the little tater tot is here lol.
    09-11-2011, 09:12 PM
If your going to ride while pregnant please be careful.the first 3 months of pregnancy are very fragile I've never been pregnant just been around women that do the wrong things while pregnant just giving some helpful advice my fiance can't father children because of low little men count so theirs my part and Congratulations on your pregnancy
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    09-11-2011, 09:21 PM
I rode until my due date with my son with no issues and I'm currently 26 weeks pregnant and still riding. Most doctors will say no strictly because of liability issues but it's really a personal decision as to what you'll be doing, riding, and your abilities. Congrats!
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