Hi all! I know I've read you shouldn't ride horses while you're pregnant. Is it REALLY true from day one? I mean, I know you shouldn't ride especially when the baby starts showing or after a month or two (Since it's not as protected by the body). But my mum keeps telling me she rode while she was pregnant with me for many months and I turned out OK.
The thing is that we don't JUST trail ride, we run and jump. I'm sad that this is it for me. :(
What are your experiences/advice? As it is I'm not sure I would make it out alive considering how badly my breasts hurt and they are huge!
I know that jumping and running is definitely not OK while pregnant. A baby is protected by the fluid and the pubic bone until about the 12-14th week and then it is just the fluid. I would think that you would not want to push the luck while pregnant. I am sure that some women can go and ride horses (like your mom) and have no problems but it isn't a guarantee that nothing will happen with your beanie. I am sure most doctor's will advise against it too.
Nope don't do it. My mother trains horses and as far as riding goes while pregnant it doesn't matter how trained your horse is there are a million outside factors that could spook the horse and cause you to fall off or make the horse buck or rear. We have all Arabians so they are a little more temperamental but its better to just refrain while you can. Just like with every else in pregnancy that you can't do its only 9 months and its for the safety of your child so better safe than sorry.
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