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post #11 of 14 Old 04-04-2009, 11:34 PM
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The absolute best thing you can do is ride him in the water behind a horse he likes and trusts.
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post #12 of 14 Old 04-05-2009, 12:47 PM
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I had an 18hh Clydesdale who was terrified of even the tiniest puddles, go figure! I finally broke him of his fear by having my friend's trusty, calm Standardbred lead him through them. He pranced through them like a parade horse LOL but he went through the puddles. My friend also had treats in her pocket and we would stop in the middle of the puddle, give him a treat, then continue walking across. (We had a huge storm that flooded a lot of our trails at the time so we had huuuuuuge puddles to walk through.) He eventually found out that the water wasn't so bad because he'd get a treat every time he stood in it.
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post #13 of 14 Old 04-05-2009, 01:51 PM
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I've only done that twice, hopefully I'll do it again this summer! It's so cute when they splash & stuff! Just lead him through the water gradually, so he can get used to it. :)

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post #14 of 14 Old 04-06-2009, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Shadows come up lame :0( figures, we're nearly drowning here in mass and theres water and puddles everywhere but i cant ride him right now. i really like the idea of having someone infront feeding him treats, hes a big piggy so im sure that will be a good tactic to try. thanks everyone, ill let you know how it goes once we get going again :0)
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