Tummy aches while riding bouncy horse
Me and my weird questions... so my 15 year old daughter is now quite a busy rider. She is doing a dressage program with Harley and preparing him to do some low hunters at a show soon. Meanwhile, she's doing higher jumps with another horse. So she's riding daily, sometimes twice a day.
Problem is, she gets pretty nasty tummy aches. She's tried not riding for at least an hour after eating, to no avail. Even if she rides 5 hours after her last meal, she still gets pretty queasy and uncomfortable riding. Harley is a very bouncy type - he's got that Arab-on-springs gait. So even doing dressage, her stomach is churning by the end of it. She is just doing Level 1 dressage, and working with a coach who thinks her position is quite good. She was even evaluated by a specialist in Rider Biomechanics recently who said she is very good at absorbing the horse's movement, but this is the problem - absorbing all that bounce is leading to a very upset stomach.
She's looking at diet, because we realized she eats a lot of legumes since she's vegan, and that may not be helping. But I'm wondering if anyone has ever had this problem, and what you did to resolve it.