Update on Cinder and a riding when pregnant question - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 12-18-2010, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 736
• Horses: 1
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?


Horses are like therapy ~ and almost as expensive
CinderEve is offline  
post #2 of 10 Old 12-18-2010, 03:28 AM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: NSW, Australia
Posts: 8,167
• Horses: 3
thats good about cinder

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

Cross Country- The act of hurling yourself and your equine partner at a stationary object with poise and grace while attempting to survive...
PintoTess is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 12-18-2010, 03:45 AM
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 212
• Horses: 2
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

Last edited by ImagineThat; 12-18-2010 at 03:49 AM.
ImagineThat is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 12-18-2010, 06:24 AM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 243
• Horses: 0
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
TamaraB is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 12-18-2010, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 736
• Horses: 1
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!

Horses are like therapy ~ and almost as expensive
CinderEve is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 12-18-2010, 09:46 AM
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Virginia
Posts: 76
• Horses: 2
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)

Horses lend us the wings we lack

wheeler4x4 is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 12-18-2010, 09:58 AM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 25,653
• Horses: 7
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.

"Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you
Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy"
farmpony84 is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 12-18-2010, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 736
• Horses: 1
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.
Posted via Mobile Device

Horses are like therapy ~ and almost as expensive
CinderEve is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 12-18-2010, 04:07 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
Posts: 3,703
• Horses: 5
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!

RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT

faye is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 12-19-2010, 11:11 AM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Orleans, Indiana
Posts: 651
• Horses: 2
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...

"Not evil, dear. Wicked." - Once Upon A Time.
Chele11 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cinder update - herd issues CinderEve Horse Health 17 11-14-2010 12:15 PM
Update on Rescue Pregnant Mare AlternativeEquineTraining Horse Riding Critique 10 02-27-2010 11:16 PM
pregnant or not...that is the question! mollys girl Horse Breeding 10 10-30-2009 03:03 PM
Pregnant mare question Redhead22 Horse Breeding 6 08-18-2009 04:42 PM
Question on pregnant mare. Equus_girl Horse Breeding 4 02-04-2009 03:30 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome