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  • I wouldn't recomend it, I'm sure all that bouncing around can't be good for the baby, you don't want to risk anything, just take it easy for 9 months, so we don't have to deal with messed person for the next 90 yeras ;)
  • I think riding should be fine as long as it is a gentle ride. Common sense would dictate that galloping, jumping or crazy horse would not be good in your condition.
  • No. And that goes for bull-riding, water-skiing and Scuba- and skydiving as well
  • no thats a lot of trauma to your uterus. You can separate your placenta and harm(if not kill) the unborn baby.
  • Are you wondering in a field? Does a pregnant-women want to ride you? What are the facts in this case? ....
  • no you can't just the same as not being able to ride on roller coasters
  • No, don't do it, along with scuba, and downhill skiing. There is a serious risk of being thrown, causing fetal trama than can result in fetal distress, damage, and death.
  • Horseback riding in the early stages is fine if you aren't riding to vigorously. Once you begin to show it's probably not a good idea to ride any more.
  • Depends on if you are an experienced horse person or not. If you don't know how to ride a horse DO NOT RIDE WHILE PREGNANT - way too dangerous for the baby. If you are an experienced rider with a horse that is not too high strung the exercise would be healthy for the baby. Just use common sense.
  • If you are used to riding and do it regularly, it is possible to ride during pregnancy. Many professionals do it. I knew someone who showed her horse in dressage up to her 7th month. I don't think you should be riding spooky horses or jumping. But quiet trail riding or hacking could be fine. A lot depends on your condition and training, what your body is used to. And info that maybe your doctor and you can talk through. Things to consider, is it your first pregnancy, are you spotting at all, how calm are the horses, is your body used to riding?
  • Most doctors don't recommend it because of the posibility of you falling off or being bucked off. As far as being bumpy it's no more bumpy than riding down a gravel road or four wheeler riding. I say thank God you are not sitting back and you are getting out and doing things..Good luck, maybe that baby will like riding too if they get used to the bouncy!!!
  • Why would you ride a pregnant horse? I guess it depends on how far into the pregnancy the horse was. (just a bit of humour)
  • Why not, Jamie Lynn Spears is tooling around in some super duper golf cart back in Louisiana without a seat belt or protective helmet.
  • There's a difference between riding a horse and RIDING a horse, if you get my drift. A nice, calm ride down a wooded path or even a good canter is a FAR cry from, say... roping steer?
  • I am agreeing with what many others have said...it depends on your level of experience and what kind of riding you do. The baby is protected for the most part, although you wouldn't want to risk doing any kind of intense riding. Most doctors say that it's ok until the last trimester, mainly because your entire sense of balance changes and it will prove extremely difficult to ride safely.
  • horse riding in general is a dangerous sport. however, if you are experienced, are having a problem free pregnancy ( no bleeding, history of early delivery, normal blood pressure etc) the risk comes only from falling or being knocked/kicked by the horse. alot of ladies continue riding with normal pregnancy but do not participate in the more dangerous show jumping or cross country. i am 3 months and will probably ride until it is challenging to mount and dismount or as the pregnancy progresses and i get bigger, i know i need to be aware of my centre of balance changing. if my horse was highly strung or unpredictable there is no way id get on her but i stay in my paddock and just have short easy sessions. consult your doc or midwife, get as much info from other ladies pregnant while having a horse and make the decision that feels right to you.
  • horse riding in general is a dangerous sport. all the comments above sum it up perfectly. if you are experienced, are having a problem free pregnancy ( no bleeding, history of early delivery, normal blood pressure etc) the risk comes only from falling or being knocked/kicked by the horse. alot of ladies continue riding with normal pregnancy but do not participate in the more dangerous show jumping or cross country. i am 3 months and will probably ride until it is challenging to mount and dismount or as the pregnancy progresses and i get bigger, i know i need to be aware of my centre of balance changing. if my horse was highly strung or unpredictable there is no way id get on her but i stay in my paddock and just have short easy sessions. consult your doc or midwife, get as much info from other ladies pregnant while having a horse and make the decision that feels right to you.
  • that would be the same question for me I`m pregnant and I`m a horse trainer, so used to all the shake and bounce, I ride still so long I feel comfortable doing it. I`m not btraking joungsters anymore, ust the horses I know, don`t jump but still full high level dressage, I think you feel how long you can do it, but DONT START RIDING IF YOU ARE PREGNANT too dangerous!
  • It is fine to ride while pregnant as long as you are experienced enough as a rider and know your limits and you have a horse that is not spooky or skiddish. also don't do any jumping just work on your flat work. i wouldn't recommend going on a trail ride unless you are positive your horse wont spook at anything, because the biggest reason doctors don't want you to ride is usually because the horse could buck you or rear up on you and you could fall which could harm the baby. I rode until my 7 month of pregnancy and only had to stop because i wasn't gaining enough wait because I lost a lot of the calories while riding so make sure to eat up before riding!

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