So, I have a 2 year old gelding, who's rather skiddish of a few things, fly sprays for one. Now because hes young, he's shedding skin like crazy and the only way to fix that problem is to bath him. So yesterday I safely had him tied up and I had my bucket of sudsy water and a sponge, and I slowly began bathing him. Once that sponge touched his back he instantly freaked out. I gave it a good hour and he was okay with just the one side as long as he could see what I was doing but he's still unsure. I'm not too sure as to what to do because now he barely lets me go up to him with a brush, and he loves being brushed but after his bath experience, not so much. My sister suggested to just start at his feet and work my way up but if that doesn't work, does anyone have any easier ideas? He doesn't like the hose either so that's out of the question for now.