At what stage does everyone stop riding their pregnant mares. Shes been getting progressively more irritable when being ridden ever since she took in foal so have dropped down to hacking 2-3 times a week as schooling is totally out of the window (Would usually be ridden 5-6 days a week mixture of schooling, lunging and hacking). I was hoping to be able to just do some light hacking as far into her pregnancy as she was fit enough for but we seem to have reached the stage where she just wants to be left alone. Shes currently 5½ months and has been particuarly hormonal for at least 2 months now, broncing more than usual and being an absolute tw*t to ride generally. Went out 6am this morning as normal and was greeted by her backside. Eventually coxed her out of the stable after lots of nasty faces and stubborn mule impressions to brush and tack up, wouldnt stand still to be brushed aparently every part of her body is tickleish now and lifts her leg to kick. Nightmare to tack up, mounted, threw an absolute thrombie in the yard.
Consiquently got off and put her out in the field.
I didnt ride her during her last pregancy as I was also heavily in foal so i cant really compare her but she wasnt this tetchy on the ground.