Whatever it takes….

In Sweden, there are many women who rides and it can be pregnancy and childcare that can be the culprit for longer breaks in riding.

You start thinking about what can happen if you fall off and as a mother you do not want to expose your children to something happening to their mother. Pregnancy also causes one’s body to change in many ways.

I generally think that women worry more than men. As a woman, you have already listed all the things that can happen during a riding session before you sit on the horse. Men just sit up and take the beating πŸ™‚

During a pregnancy, the hormones play a trick on us and many gain weight and have a hard time getting rid of it again, and if you have a little too much weight with you, it also means that you can become awkward and inflexible.

Have been through this myself and have several acquaintances who have gone so far as to have surgery, because it has been too hard to carry. So it is active women who do not eat much, but the body has reacted like that. Unfortunately, there are also lots of additives in the food that make the body react as it does.

No matter how you turn, you have the back end πŸ™‚ We want to exercise to get the body going and get rid of the fat but we do not dare to sit on the horse because it has been a long time since you have ridden and you are stiff.Do not be ashamed that you have a little extra kilos.

There has been some debate about how much you can weigh if you are going to ride and I think it is completely absurd. Fat weighs less than muscle, so you can not look and see at people how much they weigh and most horses carry you without problems, because just when you are in that condition, you still do not have the strength to ride much more than a little walk and trot .

When you have started, maybe you get a bleeding tooth and ride more and get rid of more fat and then you might get the urge to compete a little and then you can hope that one gives the other.The main thing is that you get on the horse and get started. It’s a wonderful sport

Author: Anne Axell

I have helped many equestrians with their mindset and relationship with their horse, so they now are confident and enjoy the equestrian sport. Thanks to my extensive experience with horses, I can lead you to success in your riding. I have been actively riding the different riding styles,(dressage, hunter/jumper and trail) owened a lot of horses and have an equestrian business. l have also been breeding and selling horses for many years. I am a coach and trainer and have also completed courses as a judge. In addition, I have been a saddlemaker for many years and can advise you in terms of equipment and how it affects your horse. I can help you in 3 langauge, Danish, Swedish and English.