Losing weight by riding horses

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Avatar f tn Yes, but there are other things that cause weight loss in horses. Has the horse seen the vet?
Avatar f tn I love riding my husband got me a horse as a wedding gift, an she was kept at his grandparents ranch, after baby #2 his grandfather got very sick and couldn't take care of the ranch and we had to sell our horses and most cows, my heart was broken, i cried a lot, so my husband found us another hobby, atv riding, not the same but still fun, im guessing you know people who own horses, why not ask them if you can come over and ride a more gentle horse, or if you are willing buy or trade one of y
Avatar f tn My Hubby and I really want to go trail riding! Just easy walking with horses that do this every day...would this be ok?
Avatar m tn My husband was diagnosed with cirrhosis 18 months ago and has had 7 varices banded since then. He has completely quit drinking and chewing tobacco. 3 months ago he went in for a check up and the doctor said he had 2 small varices banded. The doctor said they were small and really didn't need to band them, but since he was in there decided to band them. He placed him on the standard 15 lb weight limit.
Avatar f tn I'm 30weeks pregnant. Should I stay off of horses or no? I've ridden before but haven't had the chance to ride since I found out. What do y'all think?
334876 tn?1229979296 Oooohh! Touchy! Touchy! Touchy! Well, obviously she doesn't have a clue about weight limits of horses, but being a kid, that would be understandable. Are her parents horse people? Perhaps you could *kindly* mention your concern to them. Perhaps you, or your son, could also *kindly* mention to her that you think those l-o-n-g rides are too much for the horse and just make sure when your son goes out with her that they don;t go out for such long rides.
8348668 tn?1397849182 And by your nickname do you ride horses? That type of activity could lead to a ruptured disc. Any kind of jarring injury or activity can do that. These can be chronic annoying problems or sudden acute problems causing ongoing annoying pain or sudden agonizing pain. How they are dealt with depends on how bad they are. If the disc press on a nerve so bad that a leg is losing strength, then surgery is needed to get the disc off the nerve.
Avatar f tn I have owned and rode horses all my life. I am having difficulty coping with not being able to ride because ppl told me I cant. Is it seriously that big a deal to ride? I don't want to hurt my baby, but it's literally the only thing I have done for myself and can't deal with giving it up for so long...
Avatar n tn Not safe anymore, sorry! I love horse riding too and we'll just have to put it aside for some months now!
Avatar f tn Frequently, a lot of questions are asked about the weight of a horse...how much, how little, what to feed, why a horse is losing weight, etc. Here is an excellent article by a trusted horse health source answering some frequently asked questions. Please copy and paste this link to get to the article: http://www.thehorse.com/articles/33779/horse-weight-management-faq?
1365668 tn?1277946866 Nope don't do it. My mother trains horses and as far as riding goes while pregnant it doesn't matter how trained your horse is there are a million outside factors that could spook the horse and cause you to fall off or make the horse buck or rear. We have all Arabians so they are a little more temperamental but its better to just refrain while you can.
Avatar f tn Horses can lose weight for a variety of reasons. It is concerning that your horses are losing weight rapidly, and even dying. About food.. Have you weighed it out? The amount of food you feed one horse in a day should be about 2.5 percent of the horses' body weight (the weight you want teh horse to be). For a 1200 pound horse , that would be about 8.2kg (18.0lbs) of forage (hay) per day, and 5.5kg (12.0lbs) of concentrates(grain) per day. You should aways feed more hay than grain .
Avatar f tn There could be a variety of reasons that she is losing weight and falling because of her weakness. The vet would need to determine if the situation is a medical one, or the mare is just not getting enough nutrition. Pregnancy and nursing can take a lot out of a mare. During this time, nutrition requirements are different than if she were not pregnant/nursing. As well, there could be a problem with her teeth, and they would need "floating" by the vet.
Avatar n tn I have been in a lifelong habit of riding horses 5-7 days a week. I am wondering if my doctor is being too cautious. Can miscarriage after 12 weeks be caused by the jolting of riding? I have also jogged for years (which I have given up due to my decreased energy level) and I believe the jolting of jogging is much worse than horseback riding. Thanks!
6710217 tn?1386110892 Instead of bouncing on a yoga ball can you just go horse back riding? Not like running or galloping but just going on a walk cuz its a bumpy ride...
Avatar f tn m repeatedly told, losing weight by cutting out sugars and high carbs is your best best. Exercising at least once a day, be it walking or riding a bike..
867582 tn?1311627397 Jeez, my daughter used to help run our riding classes for the disabled and the MS Society local riding days, she had people riding horses who were in wheelchairs. Come to Aussie, I could find you somewhere to ride :-) My horse is yeah a baby, only just 4 but was turned out to grow and mature, it's spring here and all the lovely grass is coming through, I love him, but it has scared me a bit, I am not a teenager anymore and the bounce has gone.
Avatar m tn One mare is plump and beautiful but the rest are just losing weight. My sister said the Texas drought is effecting them worse than any other animal. I don't know.....
Avatar f tn This questions isn't really "back" related. I was just recently involved in a riding accident, I train and exercise race horses. The injury involved blunt trauma to my lower abdominal area more specifically on the right side just above my hip. Now I am experiencing pressure that feels like a spasm in the mid to low rib area and/or just across from my diaphragm (aprox 3 inches.) When this occurred, the full weight of the horse weighting about 900 lbs was placed on this area.
Avatar m tn t get enough exercise and have both always been a little porky until he started losing weight. He still has a lot of energy but has always been spirited with a need to be in the lead riding... always had to hold him back. He's registered Arabian/Paint. The mare is quarter horse/paint and really stocky. We've had them both for 7 years. She is 11 years old.
Avatar f tn Will I lose weight by using an exercise bike I do 20 minutes 3 tomes a day 5 days a week
1374927 tn?1278690152 It is concerning that your horses are losing weight rapidly, and even dying. About food.. Have you weighed it out? The amount of food you feed one horse in a day should be about 2.5 percent of the horses' body weight (the weight you want teh horse to be). For a 1200 pound horse , that would be about 8.2kg (18.0lbs) of forage (hay) per day, and 5.5kg (12.0lbs) of concentrates(grain) per day. You should aways feed more hay than grain .