A new little rider is coming to Insightful Equine!
Many of you have probably noticed that I’ve been slacking a bit on bringing you new content. Well, there’s a good reason… I’ve been over here in my little corner of the world quietly growing a human! Yup you read that right, the new little rider is set to arrive at the end of July and we couldn’t be more excited!
After sharing the news with my barn family I’ve had lots of questions come up about being a pregnant horse person and how things will change in the future. I love that people aren’t afraid to ask and I’m happy to share some of them with all of you.
Inquiring minds want to know - pregnancy edition
Will the blog stay going after the baby arrives?
100% yes. Things here have been a bit slow during the past few months as I’ve been preparing for the exciting changes ahead. I can assure you even though things have gotten a bit quiet there are no plans to shut down and I’ve got a ton of new content lined up for you.
Are you riding while pregnant?
Yes, my midwife has given me the green light to keep riding for as long as I feel comfortable. Of course, now I choose what horses to ride with a lot more caution than I would if I weren’t pregnant. But so far at 34 weeks, things are going great and I’m still feeling good in the saddle.
Will you keep teaching and working with horses after the baby arrives?
I know for many women having a baby becomes a make it or break it moment in their horse career. They either go all in moving horses up the list of priorities or they let go of the horses all together as their time and resources become limited. I’m on the go-all-in program. I want to set an example for my child that dreams don’t have to be set aside when life gets busy and show them “where there is a woman there’s a way”.
Are you going to share more of your journey on the blog?
That depends on you guys. Let me know if you would like more posts on riding while pregnant, adjustments I’ve had to make along the way, having a water birth in a stock tank, how things unfold with time off after the baby is born or getting back into shape post prego. I’m happy to share anything you want to know about but I also don’t want to bore you with a bunch of baby blah blah if its not something you’re up for reading. Shoot me a message or let me know in the comments section if there is anything you want to hear more about.
When will the little one arrive and is it a boy or girl?
My due date is some where between July 24th and August 4th. I’ve chosen not to find out the gender so it will be a surprise for all of us (except for Ken he knows cause he just couldn’t wait that long).
Can the horses tell you're pregnant?
Some seem to be more in tune with the bump that others. Rudy has been especially quiet and attentive around me. Her and I are so close it was no shock that she was the first horse that noticed any difference in me. Others have checked out the bump with more curiosity. Overall it’s been really fun seeing their responses and feeling the little one wiggle around when the horses are checking in.
Thanks for being here for me and sharing my excitement on this new journey. I can’t wait for the little one to meet all of you, Rudy and the herd.