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post #1 of 6 Old 05-20-2011, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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How to introduce water to filly

Stormy is our newest member of the herd.
As far as I know I don't think she has ever had any introduction to water(besides watering her)..is there ways to make it easy for them? I know some horses are horribly scared of it and some could care less but poor Stormy is a bit spooky still.

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post #2 of 6 Old 05-20-2011, 05:23 PM
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She will learn from the rest. Besides she will explore and find out on her own. How old is she?
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well I had a friend check her teeth(she raised her own horse who is now 4) and she said she is a yearling. We measured her with the tape at 12.2 hands and she is 432 lbs.

She is tall for what she is. She is a arab welsh..I think more arab than welsh though.

So do you think I should let one of the other horses demo. For her? I'm thinking about sponge bathing her and see how that goes.
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Okay,I did it. I have Stormy her first bath. I thought it was going to be disasterous but it went pretty well! I just got a bucket,sponge,and shampoo put it in the bucket(water was warm from the sun so that was nice) and I sponged her down and sudded( I think that may be a new word now if it isn't one!) her up and she didn't try rearing or anything. The only thing that wasn't good was it was hard to rinse her off so we had to sponge her off with the sponge( I had to rinse it out A LOT!). I think with the water getting cold it didn't help but she just spun around is all. I forgot my memory card for my camera so I didn't get pictures but she was a big ol' bubble!
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The only thing that wasn't good was it was hard to rinse her off so we had to sponge her off with the sponge( I had to rinse it out A LOT!). I think with the water getting cold it didn't help but she just spun around is all.
The hose and sprayer are what usually bothers them the most. Start at the feet, work your way up slowly, practice, and like most things...act like it's no big deal. Some take to it a lot faster than others, so be patient, but take your time and don't give up/in.

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Oh my gosh!! I must have been tired and so did not really read this thread! I feel like a idiot. You wanted to know how to bath. I am so sorry for helping you to water her. Lol. What a bone head. Glad you figured how to bath her on your own and what Painthorse says is good. Have a great day. Sorry for the misguided information.
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