Originally Posted by wild_spot
I just hold the horse and start hosing. If they move, I move with them, keeping their head close so they can't get away and keeping the hose on until they stop. Once they stop I take it off, pat, and go again.
They soon learn to stand.
That is almost exactly what I do. Jazzy has only been washed a few times I know of (by her breeder, and by me). She doesn't love it yet, but once the water gets her, she stops trying to move. I always start with their hooves and legs first, on a soft, but steady water pressure level. I just let it sit there, and then slowly move up their legs, then I do the chest. If they are accept the chest, I move to their belly and so on.
I have often found the less 'big deal' I make it, the better they are.
Right now I have someone hold her to have her baths done. The last thing I want is for her to feel trapped, and to start a pulling back issue.