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lil bathing help plz.
How do I get a horse use to being bathed, when both of mine are scared to death of it?
I haven't done it this year since I live in Canada, but I would like to know what to do so in the future I know what to do and focus on.
you can put the hose on light and just spray it next to them or around them. Just enough so it spirts and its not full on. Sprey their legs first and get them used to it.
lol she is afraid of a squirt bottle! lol its cute and funny, but I know that I have to desensitize her when it comes to that. thank you very much for your help!
Start with turning the hose on, and just letting it run near fer feet. Don't try to apply water to her legs until she has somewhat accepted the water going near her. If she dances around, just quietly follow her acting like its not big deal. Don't reprimand her for moving. Then you can start to put the water on their hooves, and again, if they move around try your best to keep the water on its feet. Dont let her moving away take the water away. Once she stops and stands still for a second, then you can remove the water. And then work your way up. Some horses will try and push past you, you are allowed to get after them for that. But otherwise, keep the water on them as their dancing around. If they get too hysterical, you've gone a step too far and you have to back up.
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