Thanks ladies :) though I rode alot growing up, you all made great points, especially the saddle horn, I hadnt even thought of that! We decided it wasnt worth the risk and we will just plan on going after the baby is born :) Especially trail riding, if a snake or something decides to come out that wouldnt be good lol thank you for your input!
Hi! I have heard doctors approve riding early on in pregnancy because the baby is low and protected by the pelvic/pubic bone. But they say after 12 weeks, the baby raises up out of the orotection of the bones and it isnt safe. I know its not anything most doctors would approve of. I am an experienced rider and i broke the rules and have ridden quite a but in this pregnancy, but only in a small round pen on a horse that i knew and felt super safe with and at a walk. I am 35 weeks and i rode up until about 3 weeks ago when i couldnt put my foot in the saddle. I think it was all stupid and i shouldnt have, but i was under alot of stress and horses really calm me down. Even the safest horses can trip when walking and cause enough motion to slam ur belly into the saddle horn. So good luck! If its somethin u usually dont do and u wanna try it for fun, i would say wait till baby is born, its not worth it! But if its your passion, and your experienced, then its still not recomended but u have to go with ur gut. Hope i could help! :-)
Walking your horse should be fine but I would check with your doc before riding, this is my second pregnancy and one of the first things my doc has said both times is no horseback riding
I think that's a no. Why don't you also call the people that you are using the horses from. they can probably tell you too. but definitely call you ob. i personally wouldn't do it:/ to risky.
My husband said there is no way im getting back on a horse till i have the baby. I would ask your dr
I'm honestly not sure, I'm sure just walking would be fine, but if something happens that the horse gets spooked for some reason and takes off, or you fall off (god forbid) for any reason, it could be dangerous. I would ask your OB, if it's horses that are used to it I can't see it being a problem!