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post #1 of 29 Old 06-13-2011, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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swimming with horses (photos)

My gelding and I went for the second swim of the summer yesterday. I just love going out in the lake with him! Our summer pasture is 1/4 mile from a beautiful lake with gradual depth and a sandy bottom.

Does anybody else swim with your horse(s)? I'd love to hear about it and see photos. I've always been jealous of people who can take their horses to the ocean.

Some photos from yesterday in the lake, on the ride home and 9-month-old Finnegan greeting our return!
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post #2 of 29 Old 06-13-2011, 08:24 AM
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I absolutely love swimming with horses! It's so much fun.
I don't have my own horse, but last summer went swimming a few times with a horse I loaned for 2 days (lol) and a horse that my aunt rides fro someone.
The pics are of the horse my aunt rides.



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post #3 of 29 Old 06-13-2011, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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Great photos!
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post #4 of 29 Old 06-13-2011, 09:24 AM
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oh my gosh, that looks like so much fun!!
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post #5 of 29 Old 06-13-2011, 10:19 AM
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Sadly, my horse hates water and we live so far away from the beaches, lakes etc. :(
Looks like alot of fun though! Nice photos! :)
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post #6 of 29 Old 06-13-2011, 01:09 PM
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Yeah, there's definitely nowhere to do that around here, but it looks like a blast.

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post #7 of 29 Old 06-13-2011, 01:14 PM
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I've never been swimming with horses, but it l9ooks like so much fun! Do most horses actually like getting in the water?
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post #8 of 29 Old 06-13-2011, 02:18 PM
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Great pics! I was lucky enough to go swimming with horses in the ocean on our last vacation. I've set one of the pictures as my avatar! =) So much fun and definitely something that was on my bucket list!
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post #9 of 29 Old 06-13-2011, 02:26 PM
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snif... one of my dreams is to go swimming with a horse. >< Oh well, maybe someday...

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post #10 of 29 Old 06-13-2011, 02:30 PM
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I have been swimming a couple of times and it was thoroughly enjoyable. I have a bit of a phobia when it comes to water but I can swim with the horses just fine. Odd, huh?

Anyway, here are a couple of pictures of me and Dobe at our local lake a couple of summers ago. That lake is not my favorite to swim in because it is man-made and the bottom drops off in steps instead of gradually.






And I don't have any pictures of the second time that I went to a small artesian pond by my Mom's house but I do have a bit of video.


I plan to go again sometime this summer.

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