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post #1 of 13 Old 07-27-2010, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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First time in the water

We have a pond in our backyard and with a little persuasion my girlfriend and I finally got our mares to go through it yesterday and they loved it. So we took some turns taking pictures...







And these are just a few pictures taken before the ride...





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post #2 of 13 Old 07-27-2010, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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Next step, getting our bathing suits on and swimming across the deeper end
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post #3 of 13 Old 07-27-2010, 05:04 PM
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Nice horses!!! I love your Grulla....Swimming them is fun..Just be carefull.....

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post #4 of 13 Old 07-27-2010, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Nice horses!!! I love your Grulla....Swimming them is fun..Just be carefull.....
Thanks!! Yeah, I am a little concerned with the way the pond is set up. I may have to walk it first The way the previous owners set it up it looks like a dropoff so I'm concerned if the horses can't pull themselves back up we may be in for trouble. It's not like a river that slopes up on both sides. So I may hold back from ever doing it here...Or maybe I just need to drain it and redig it out
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post #5 of 13 Old 07-27-2010, 05:13 PM
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Vegas HATES water.. It's like the end of the world if a 1" deep puddle gets in our path!
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post #6 of 13 Old 07-27-2010, 05:27 PM
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Haha, my horses would be absolutely OUTRAGED if I made them stand in that much water. Shoot, they get angry if I turn them out in the rain!

They are beautiful, and they make such a cute little couple in the pre-ride pics. Good luck in all your future swimming/pong re-digging adventures! =]

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post #7 of 13 Old 07-28-2010, 03:49 AM
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Riding in water is a lot of fun but yeah I'd suggest maybe you walk it first. I rode my friends mare through water at the beach, she even went in for a swim! Loads of fun! My mare and gelding though on the other hand grunt and throw drafty fits when they MIGHT have to go through a SMALL puddle. Lucky you for just a little persuasion and in you go!

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post #8 of 13 Old 07-28-2010, 07:04 AM
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that's great I only recently took my boy in the water a littler while ago and he loved it :)
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post #9 of 13 Old 07-28-2010, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone, they do seem to love it, we took them through again yesterday. Cami (Bay mare) splashes around and throws her front foot to create splashes the whole time.
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post #10 of 13 Old 07-28-2010, 10:43 AM
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2 miles into the trails where I keep my horse, and across a few hay fields there is a very beautiful stream, I took my horse to said stream, he stepped in it fine, and then ran out the other side xD

Cute horses!
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