Originally Posted by Deej
My mare DOES like puddles and will want to go thru them stopping long enough to paw and make the person behind me all wet!! Its great fun! :)
I have 13 horses , 6 paso's, 1 qh, 1morgan, 2 friesian sport horses, 1 arab, 1 tb, & one Morab. And have given away or sold many more threw the years. I've trained all my horses & some of my friends,
Most horses don't like puddles on their own, It's something that can be taught. Horses tend to use your unsureness to their advantage. If you let their refusal , let them get away with it one time it will reinforce their opinion that they should not go threw puddles. Every horse I've ever trained didn't want to go threw the water at first. So I know the first few rides I am going to have to take the time and the patience on the puddles. It always pays off. Even then if you do not expect them to walk threw puddles they will jump them or refuse.or just avoid them. Its all just part of the training process.