A common problem, Coral provides Horse and Hound online readers with the answer.
Q: “Problems with water: Do you have any suggestions for a horse having problems with going into water? My horse jumps everything else confidently but will not go through water. We eventually get through but it’s disheartening. We’ve just done some local one-day events but hope to do a BE80(T) soon. We are going to hire a place a to practice. Is it better to walk through trot through, give him plenty of space or maybe a long run up?”
A: Horses need to learn that the water you are asking them to go through isn’t deep and won’t be a danger to them.
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