1. Kerrits or Fits stretchy breeches
Kerrits- Flex II full seat tight, I sized up in these and comfortably wore them until 29 weeks pregnant when I stopped riding. I liked the full seat (which I normally don’t), it gave me extra stability in the saddle while I felt like I was loosing my leg and core muscles. I most likely won’t be able to wear these after pregnancy because they were a little big in the leg. Retails for $99
Fits- PerforMax Pull on Full seat breech, I did not size up in these, I wore them until 27 weeks pregnant. Again I went for the full seat which helped me a lot. I will be able to wear these after pregnancy, they fit perfectly everywhere. Retails for $259
2. Ariat or Fits tops
Fits- Erin- 2 base layer tech shirt, the green shirt you see in the picture above. I have three of them, one large and two mediums. The mediums fit my belly just fine still, I love the breathable material. It helps me layer for when the days start off warm and end well below 20 during my last lesson of the night. I still wear them even though I’m no longer riding, currently I’m 34 weeks and they still fit perfectly. I will be able to wear these after pregnancy. Retails for $63
Ariat - Cadence wool 1/4 zip base layer. I am absolutely in love with this shirt, it is so soft and breathable. A great layering tool. Still perfect for my 34 week pregnant belly. I’m wearing a size medium. I will be able to wear the after pregnancy. Retails for $94.95. I got mine at Colorado tack in Thornton, but you can also order online.
3. Lange dry shampoo
I have been obsessed with this dry shampoo for a while. I have very thick long hair, as much as I love my hair I hate drying and styling it everyday. I wash my hair two times a week, and this dry shampoo help keep it looking like I wash it everyday. I know with a new baby coming I’ll need this even more. In the photo below it had been 5 days of no washing. Retails $23, but on sale now for $12.
4. Belly Box subscription
As horse trainers we are used to putting the needs of our animals above our own. But when you are growing a human it is extremely important to take care of yourself. The belly box subscription has made me step back from my busy schedule and given me the tools to pamper myself. Everything from face masks and belly scrub to the comfiest/cutest maternity shirts. I look forward to my box every month. Retails $35 but on sale now.
5. Belli Beauty elasticity oil and body scrub. I started using these products before I got pregnant. When I was working out and doing a ton of squats I started to get stretch marks on my butt and thighs. So I started right away with the scrub and oil and I no longer have any. When I found out I was pregnant I started applying the scrub and oil to my belly, boobs, and thighs. I know they say that stretch marks run in genes and some women can just not have them. But I fully believe that these products have kept the stretch marks away for me. In my second trimester I would notice some lightly coming in, I would ask my husband if he thought they were stretch marks. He would say yes and I would go do my scrub and apply the belly oil, then the next day there wouldn’t be any marks at all. Elasticity oil retails for $34, I am 34 weeks and still have a lot left in my second bottle. Scrub retails for $24, also on my second bottle with a lot left in it.
Christina Trout is a young up and coming professional, who is also starting her family. She loves to learn and says "if you're in this industry and think you know everything, its probably time to go do something else”.