Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
If you're acting afraid, your horse is afraid of you, not the hose. Standing outside a corral and aiming a hose at a terrified and tied animal is not good all around. As far as she's concerned, she's being attack - it doesn't matter that it isn't hurting her, you may as well smack her with a crop for all the confidence she's getting of it.
I always hold my horses when I bath, slightly off to the side of me so they can have a little tantrum but I have control if their head and where they'll be forced to go. I always start with the front legs and work my way up. YES, a lot will freak out the first few times, but if you exude confidence and a level stern tone with them, they smarten up fast.
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.