So I am 6.5 months pregnant and still riding (much to my husband's dismay.) He keeps telling me I need to stop and I keep throwing out excuses. The way I see it is:
1. Riding makes me happy. I feel better after having done it, it gets me outside and I bond with my horses.
2. It gets me the excercise I need. Mind you I am very tired after the morning at the farm, but that's part of the package.
3. I have given up my barrel racing training, my lessons and even taking Kirin into open areas. I strictly trail ride and it's always under strict supervision (my father is so overprotective of me during my pregnancies.)
The way he sees it:
1. I am risking the life of our child.
Mind you I am not an expert rider by any means, but I have an excellent relationship with my horse and can read him like a book.
Does/did anyone else ride during their pregnancies? Does anyone have any feelings/opinions about it? I was really, really hoping to ride until I felt I was not comfortable (too tired, too fat to sit the saddle, too hard on my hips/pelvis.)
Thanks! (Please no nasty comments, my hormonal state might push me into a snickers-eating frenzy!)