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08/07/2013 at 12:28
Just seen this on the news. Wonder if she'll keep riding!
08/07/2013 at 12:39
I just read that too. Bet she does.
08/07/2013 at 13:09
Well it is her job I guess!
08/07/2013 at 15:11
Ooh, lovely news. I imagine she will for a little while, she's not normally one to be bothered by what the public/media think.
08/07/2013 at 16:52
Just read on horse and hound that she's going to carry on competing. She came off yesterday apparently!
08/07/2013 at 17:32
I just read that too. A fall is all the media need to have a go at her. As if she's not already acutely aware of the risks involved.
08/07/2013 at 18:17
I wouldn't be surprised if she stops competing (due to media frenzy as much as anything, plus I wonder what BE's position would be if they let her enter events and she has a fall and losing the baby) but I bet she keeps riding at home. She may just stop jumping and stick to fittening hacks and schooling instead?
08/07/2013 at 18:49
Fab news!! I imagine she'll continue for awhile, although i wonder if the fall at Barbury this weekend might have an effect on her thoughts at all. Absolutely her decision although she will get a lot of stick in the media for doing so. She must be about 3 months and i know lots of people who evented up to nearly 20 weeks. Once a bump starts to properly appear it tends to stop people as your balance changes.
There are no rules on BE and pregnancy. I checked as i continued to event for awhile when pregnant with P.
08/07/2013 at 20:36
I was thinking more of the impact on BE from the media and how they may ask her nicely not to compete, rather than there being an actual rule... as you say though, most eventers (well, riders generally!) carry on!
08/07/2013 at 20:47
Mary King evented until 5.5months including Badders and Europeans. I don't *think* they'd dare ask her not too although who knows. She's not on the list for the Euros released today, even as a reserve which you'd expect. Suggests she's told the selectors she's not available. We'll see i guess.
08/07/2013 at 21:08
It's different for professionals as it's their livelihood I guess but xc is so bloody dangerous. Even the impact of a point 2 inflating would be bad I expect. Early days there's plenty of fluid to protect the baby but once you have a bump I don't know how you could. I rode to 20 weeks with number one but even mounting was getting tricky.
08/07/2013 at 22:36
I hope she feels really well and carries on but once a bump appears it gets tricky with the back protector, bump off saddle, balance, mounting etc. it's a personal decision whether you are prepared to take the risk, personally I wouldn't be. And I would have been in too much pain too. I'm convinced there's a link between riding and SPD, as you know.
08/07/2013 at 22:38
P.s. dying to see if she's at Burghley, 8 weeks on Wednesday . . .
09/07/2013 at 07:55
There you go, press are onto her: www.upi.com/.../UPI-65371373346009
09/07/2013 at 08:07
I hope she carries on for a bit. I rode with baby#1 until approx 25weeks but only did local hacking, at that point getting off was almost impossible. LOL.....this time I've done 3endurance rides and hoping to squeeze in a couple more before bump prevents me mounting/dismounting! I'm sure Zara has plenty of help getting on/off at competitions if she needs it :-)
09/07/2013 at 08:24
HW I agree about a link between SPD and riding - or even just SPD and riders. I hardly rode in my 1st tri anyway due to constant vomiting so I only managed about once a week, and put the horse on loan by 13 weeks and haven't ridden since, so riding hasn't aggravated y SPD but I've definitely still got it! My sister had shocking SPD in her first pregnancy - had to give up work at 22 weeks - and rode until about 20 weeks. She didn't ride in her 2nd pregnancy as the horse was retired, and managed to keep working until 34 weeks.
HF how was your ride on Sunday?
Funnily enough I am 25 weeks today and really fancy some gentle hacking about... this is why I put my riding horse on loan, I'd be too tempted otherwise and she's a bit on the sharp side - in fact her loaner fell off last night which reminded me why I'm not risking it with a large, unbalancing precious cargo!
09/07/2013 at 09:04
The ride was superb thanks Mrs50s. Stunning scenery, 98% off road, bit too hot tho - horses were sweating in walk! One of the horses must have fellbin the trailer on route to the ride and stood up underneath the rear section of partition because we arrived venue to find it broken, twisted & ripped off hinges. Neither horse had a scratch on them!!?? Both looking picture of innocence. And (once we'd done some repairs / panel beating) both happily got on trailer for return journey, so not traumatized or anything. Bizarre
09/07/2013 at 12:40
I haven't had SPD either time actually but my horsey friend did.
I'm dying to get back on but I need to shift another half stone first. Problem with being top of weight limit pre-baby and pony being old!
09/07/2013 at 17:37
I haven't had SPD either - I did have a nasty 3rd degree tear and someone told me after that horse riders have a 'tough downstairs'
09/07/2013 at 18:12
I've heard that too! Makes sense
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