I used to ride in a wintec, so water was no prob for it.
I loooove riding through water. And do it all the time as my main riding place is on the beach. I love galloping through it to, which I havnt done in ages. You get soaked but its super fun. And thankfully my boy loves water.
Has anyone had a horse that at home would go out into a pond with no problems, but when they get to the lake or cross a stream, they refuse?
When crossing a creek don't go across straight. Face your horse's face downstream and then step over the creek sideways. That'll help cross a muddy creek. After a while you might try bigger creeks, ponds, etc. I always ask nicely the first time. I get less nice each time I have to ask.
I am new here and the current horse I have has issues with walking in water ...we are working on that one.
I love the water and to swimin a deep pool with horses...
Water has always been something that I love and can not stand when I have a horse who refuses to get their feet wet.
In my personal opinion the key is exposure. The more exposure to the water the better. I have even had to walk in before I could get horse I have worked with to get over the freakiness of the water....
They come along slow sometimes but eventually they go in.
Right now I am totally jealous because I can not ride...so you all have lots of fun and get wet and ride for me okay....