If you’re an equestrian who loves to ride horses, you’re definitely probably wondering how safe it is to ride a while pregnant. This is a controversial question, which many doctors and healthcare providers are mixed on their answers.
Some OB/GYNs will tell you that it’s safe for you to walk up until 12 weeks of pregnancy. (No trotting, cantering, or galloping – just a walk.) Others think you should avoid riding a horse while pregnancy completely. You should talk to your specific healthcare provider about what he or she recommends.
Obviously, the biggest danger to riding during pregnancy is falling off the horse or getting kicked off. Even if you are an experienced rider and you know the horse well, you can still get thrown off. Horses can be unpredictable, and they can be easily spooked. This is a danger that you don’t want to risk, especially when you’re pregnant. [Read more…] about How Safe is Horseback Riding When Pregnant?