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I'm 30weeks pregnant. Should I stay off of horses or no? I've ridden before but haven't had the chance to ride since I found out. What do y'all think?
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I have a horse myself and I went riding on her and I'm 20weeks pregnant.  I trust my horse,  so I say it's fine if you trust the horse and are just riding casually.
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Ive probably wait till after the baby, just to be 100% safe, even if you do trust your horse why risk it,  you only got about 10 weeks anyway :)
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Yeah I wouldn't do anything crazy and I definitely know better than to go alone if I were to ride. Just sorta about it
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you don't want to risk falling off, I would wait!
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7558356 tn?1410715309
My doctor said no after week 12, could harm the baby!
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How could it harm the baby?
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Horseback riding puts a lot of pressure and impact on your core, where baby is. I would personally find it very dangerous to ride that far along. Even if you trust your horse; horses can trip, something can spook them, they can have a temper. Remember they are always animals. Bring pregnant often throws off your balance as well, which is essential in riding. I just wouldn't take that risk. - professional rider and trainer for 10+ years.
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7721203 tn?1468443229
there's something called placental abruption.. the placenta basically peels away from the inner wall of your uterus - this can be caused by a "jolt" of any sort.. and I would think riding a horse could cause that jolt, no matter how gentle or well-trained the horse is.

the horse could step in a hole, miss a step, gallop too hard, etc. I've always heard not to ride a horse, ride a roller coaster, anything that could jolt the placenta too hard..

just wait 10 more weeks to be safe! (((:
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8196769 tn?1397670669
I ride but not as much as usual
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I'd just wait !
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I wouldn't risk it. What if some how or another the horse gets spooked ?? An bucks u off ? I wouldn't take the risk
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Ok well I've been riding and racing for 15+ years and my doc said that so long as I'm not racing and I'm just walking I can ride till I can't get on the horses anymore. I've ridden a few times since I found out not every day like I want to but there's risks in shopping risks in having sex risks in walking outside driving a car walking downstairs going to work exercising everything. There's huge risks just being pregnant. If something's gonna happen it's gonna happen. I mean I'm pregnant and diabetic so does that mean I shouldn't eat sweets? I'm pregnant. I'm sure I sound hormonal And rude right now but it's true. Some times it's how it goes. Most pregnancies you can do any activity you've done before with no worries. You just have to listen to your body.
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