A Letter From The Editor

For those of you regular readers, you know I recently had a baby.  It’s been challenging to say the least. I spent most of my pregnancy in bed, and my body is taking quite some time getting back into shape. Each time I try and get starting riding, I have been getting injured. Breast feeding doesn’t allow me to diet, and it really saps my energy but I always do watch what I eat.

Four months and I still have 40 pounds to lose. One nice thing, Cristino looks at me like I am the most beautiful woman in the world. That helps a lot.  I thought that as soon as the baby was born life would be back to normal.  Silly naive me…

It’s more than just being over weight, it’s disheartening to have a limit. I am so used to being so strong and invincible, an injury never stopped me before.  Now if I am injured it effects the rest of the family.   My strength is coming back slowly but surely and I am spending more time in the saddle each week. I have some ways to “work around” the weight and injuries while riding, and I will be posting some video clips for those of you who may or may not be facing similar challenges. Many of you Moms out there I am sure can understand what I am up against.

Despite the double chin, aches and pains, Cristino is totally worth it!



About Deanna Castro

Deanna Castro has been training horses and riders professionally for over 18 years. She trains riders in Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Showmanship and Trail Riding. Deanna is married to Native American Horse Trainer Fredi Castro and she is the author of "Six Weeks to a Better Horse".
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2 Responses to A Letter From The Editor

  1. EquineSpirit says:

    I can TOTALLY understand what you’re going through! ((HUGS!!))

  2. Deanna says:

    Thanks! I needed the hugs :)


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