Will my horse still trust me?
So I'm training my horse to let me ride her, plus trying to bathe her so I can get her clean, and maybe the flies will leave her alone. Yes, I am going to put fly repel stuff for horses on her legs, where they bite mostly, and put on her fly mask tomorrow.
But today I had an effect with the bath. Apparently, this horse "loved" water when she was little, but now she completely HATE'S it and is completely terrified of water. I'm taking another trainers advice and starting with a small drizzle from her legs and up, but she just goes crazy. Today she broke out of the corral I had her in, because the water spooked her so much.
I'm thinking this was a VERY BAD idea of teaching her, because I do not want to lose her trust in me, because of being possibly thrown off her when I ride her tomorrow, which is my plan, for letting me set on her and her being calm. So I have to post on here. Do you think my horse will let me on her back, spite of that incident that I tried to make up to her with a carrot and a good grooming today?
Gosh I hope she will still trust me! I only have three months to do three things.