Originally Posted by RiddlesDarkAngel5
... start with just his hooves, then once he's comfortable with that, work your way up his legs. It may take a few tries, but going slow is the best way. Good luck!!!
Yes, this way works. They are usually most afraid the closer you get to their face, so starting from the hooves up is the way to go. Using a stream from a hose instead of a sprayer is also a good way to start...a sprayer makes a lot more noise and produces a harsher spray. If it's hot, a lot of times by the time you get to the top of the legs, they have decided that the cool feels good and you can more easily go on to the body.