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Pregnant and bored! Riding vicariously through OH!

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fourlegstwolegs Thu 17-Sep-15 11:44:34

I'm almost 5 months pregnant and so bored! I've coerced my OH into doing hunter trials and maybe some indoor SJ - purely because I want some excitement in my life! My horses are all turned out and I am itching to get back on!
Anyone else in or been in the same situation in the past?!
Ps I know I could theoretically ride but its the falling off bit thats dangerous - hence I'm stopping till post-baby.

RedZeppelin Tue 22-Sep-15 11:25:38

Me! 24 weeks and insanely jealous of all the friends out hunting, competing and fun-riding.

I'm still doing a bit of gentle hacking about once a week and already plotting my return to the saddle post-baby. I have a lovely sheepskin seat-saver from the last baby (almost 5 years ago). This baby is due in January, likely to be born at the end of Jan based on past experience, so I'm hoping I'll be back riding after 4 weeks and have the horse fit for hunting before the end of the season hmm grin

fourlegstwolegs Wed 23-Sep-15 10:27:57

I am hoping to get a day or two in before the end of the season too ;)

RedZeppelin Wed 23-Sep-15 12:48:13

Based on past experience (I've gone 2 weeks over with both of my children) I'll also be out following in the 4x4 trying to jiggle the baby out with some off-roading.

Had a lovely ride on my old mare last night - she's 22 and took good care of me. We had a little canter too but in the back of my mind I'm terrified she'll stumble. It has never happened in the 15 years I've had her but, somewhat reluctantly, I do think I need to slow down a bit more.

How is your pregnancy going four? Have you stopped all horsey stuff altogether or are you still shovelling/ lifting/ grooming?

fourlegstwolegs Thu 24-Sep-15 10:51:32

I have a livery yard and a very good groom so thankfully I don't actually need to do any heavy stuff. I used to have an old mare like you but she died two years ago - I have nothing steady any more. So I just have to wait....

Girlwithnoname1 Sat 03-Oct-15 19:52:22

Me!!!! Only just 6 weeks but high risk so am pretty much bound to doing nothing & I'm a groom - for a hunt yard - desperate to be out hunting! Instead twiddling my thumbs! This is going to be a seriously long 9 months.
Can't even tell people I'm pregnant yet so having to turn down everything I'm invited too & make excuses!! Argh!!!

fourlegstwolegs Wed 07-Oct-15 16:02:04

Oh dear girl that sucks! A lot of yard work for you then ;)

spydie Mon 19-Oct-15 14:21:21

Me, 26 weeks and bored to tears! Mine are all roughed off and turned out and bloody fat!! I stopped riding at about 20 weeks, mainly as we moved house and with everything so hectic at home, full time job, I was managing to ride probably once or twice a week. My gelding had a tantrum (to be fair he usually only does this at events but I think lack of work meant he was too fresh!) which involved his delightful spin/rear, hump/buck manoeuvre. I hacked out once after that but thought maybe it was time to call it a day. I had honestly intended to ride for as long as I could (this is my first).

And I'm gutted to be missing hunting though, seeing all the pics from my friends out and I'm just dieing to be out!

Girlwithnoname1 Wed 21-Oct-15 22:13:26

Argh I'm getting so bored of being on foot at meets its unreal!!
Having to think of different excuses all the time hmm

Samba1 Wed 11-Nov-15 10:41:51

I didn't have my own whilst pregnant but missed it so much. I jumped back into the saddle 5 weeks post partum as couldn't bear it any longer. Once you get to the last trimester it'll fly by!!

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