The first time Chivas saw a puddle in the trail he went flying backwards and I had to lead him though. The second time only a slight hesitation, the third no problem.
The first time I asked him to wade though a creek, he hesitated but with a little prodding went in. The second time he went willingly and didn't want to come out. Now he heads for the creek when he see it.
The forest service has placed bridges across all the creek crossing, even though they are only about 3 feet wide to open the trails to bicycles. We have to weave around trees and overgrown brush to get to a bit of water anymore, which makes training difficult.
The river crossing looks so refreshing, if Chivas didn't carry me in, I would carry him in! It is in the 90's here in Alabama and I would love it if there was a place I could swim with my horse.