So not riding is a little painful for my soul, but sometimes when its pissing with rain I don't mind so much. What I do mind is 4 horses to look after, knee deep mud and a large belly that kicks and squirms in protest to my wheelbarrow attempts. What in the hell ever possessed me to have 4 horses in winter while pregnant, what drugs was I smoking at the time that that seemed like a reasonable thought ?! Fortunately, one horse is looked after for me Monday to Friday, but my two youngsters and my mare are not and traipsing haylage from one field to another, stuffing haynets, pooh picking and various other chores are somewhat of a major pain the ass, and multiply that by 20 just because I am the size of a small cow with no oxygen.
So, yes it is my own fault entirely, no-one forced me to have all these horses and in the spring I will be smiling away merrily, but spring seems a little way off yet. However, generally, it is possible. So for all those folks who say they can't have a full time job, horses and a child (albeit in my belly at the mo), it is possible although OMG it is tiring and cutting back on the size of the herd would have been a good idea, but generally my good ideas consist of adding more horses, rather than taking them away.
We shall see what happens when the baby pops out, but maternity leave kicks in soon, and when work finishes it can only get easier I reckon. Until then, being very organised with my days combined with pushing a wheelbarrow about in the dark while tripping over pony turds is the way forward folks. The moral of the story is don't get pregnant with 4 horses through the winter unless you are: a) nuts, b) a lady of leisure or, c) often win the lottery.