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post #21 of 24 Old 10-30-2009, 08:49 AM
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This is a very good conversation! haha. I would have to say if my horse were that afraid of the puddle, is would totally get off her, and start walking her around it. I have nothing against forcing a horse to go through it that is your way of training and we all have to keep an open mind, yet would i do it? No probably not lol. I would start slow, i would even walk through it and encourage her to come follow me.
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post #22 of 24 Old 10-30-2009, 01:58 PM
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Pretty much every time it rains enough to make me a good puddle, I put on my rubber boots and lead my horse through the puddles. We get some BIG ones in the pasture, so if I lead her towards the middle, she has to go too far to avoid it, my lead rope isn't even that long. On the trails, I don't typically care if she avoids some puddles as long as she isn't veering dramatically. I don't need her to walk through every little puddle I come across, but if we come across a big one that takes up most of the path, she needs to go through it.

Try making a big puddle by his water. He won't NOT drink water [at least for very long] to avoid a puddle. =]

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post #23 of 24 Old 10-30-2009, 05:00 PM
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I hit a puddle so big and deep one time I slid off the back of the saddle, grabbed his tail and steered him to the other side using it.
I sometimes hover over the back while swimming or if it is a long swim I will ease back, grab the tail and just let him toe me.
But again that is really big puddles.
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post #24 of 24 Old 10-31-2009, 12:28 AM
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What I do with a horse depends on both the horse and the situation I'm in. That said, I NEVER dismount and lead a horse over any "obstacle" that I know he can safely navigate. You have much more control over your horse mounted than you do from the ground…and there's no reason that he should fear *it* any less with you on the ground than he should with you in the saddle. One of the worst accidents I've ever witnessed was a girl who dismounted and tried to lead her horse through a small stream. The horse stopped with his front feet in the water, refusing to go further. She continued to walk through the water to the other side and urged the horse to come forward. He did. He jumped the stream and landed on top of her.
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