Originally Posted by MN Tigerstripes
I don't know what part of TX you're from Smrobs, but I'm always afraid to go in the water when I'm down there. I've got a ridiculous fear of snakes and a completely unreasonable fear of water. Both are fairly controllable on their own, but you combine them (your wonderful water moccaisons) and I don't think I'd be of any use. I'd probably do nothing but make the horse afraid of water.
Yeah, water mocassins(sp?) tend to stay around the lakes that are thickly wooded. I do have a small lake that I can take my broker horses to that is actually a sandy beach and I have never seen a snake there. However, I share your fear of water. If I am on a broke horse that I trust, I can cross the deepest lake, but by myself, you won't get me farther out than knee deep. Something about not being able to see what's under there really freaks me out. In water that's clear no matter how deep, I'm fine, just so long as I can see the bottom.