Today I trailered my mare to a friends house who has a large pond. After a good ride we decided to cool off the horses in the water. Now this was the first time I had taken foxy (my mare) anywhere near water so I was hesitant. I took her in with just a halter and lead and she loved it! She was laying down in the shallows and splashing the water everywhere. Well there's a point off shore where the bottom drops off to 15feet deep. Foxy found that point and was swimming like a champ, and kept going back to the drop off. What really surprised me is when she decided to swim across the pond. She took off, I panicked and tried pulling the lead while swimming the other way, unsuccessfully I might add. Well she swam well over 50 feet to the other shore, then jumped back in and came back to me.
Everyone was very surprised that a horse could be such a good and confident swimmer. Does anyone else have good swimming horses? I would love to hear your stories!!!