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How many months after covering should you stop riding your now pregnant mare?



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basicly you can ride your mare up to 6 months


It all comes down to the mare. Some mares can be ridden up to a week before the birth, and I mean hard riding, as in still doing reining work like spins, sliding stops and flying lead changes. Other mares will be put out to pasture at 5 months. Just watch your mare. If she ever starts acting different, then stop riding her, or go easier on her. You should still excercise her though, especially if she stays in a stall. Lunge her in large circles( small ones put too much stress on joints), lead her around, and some light bareback rding at a walk is good. Just like pregnant humans should keep excercising throughout their pregnancy, so should horses.