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Re: [RC] Arabs and water - Joe Long

On Fri, 11 Aug 2006 09:24:22 -0700, Julie Fuller
<natira121@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

To keep all this endurance related, we have a small creek that comes 
out of a spring-fed pond in our yard.  Every horse that comes here 
spends time in the pasture the creek runs through until they learn to 
drink from the running water.  That way I've got all the bases covered 
when it comes to water.... troughs, buckets, running water, and spring 
holes.  Makes it nice on rides.... they've seen it all.


When Kahlil was young and we were just starting out, he didn't want to
cross water, even puddles across the trail.  So one day in Bankhead
Forest, there had been some rain and there were a lot of puddles.  So
I worked on his "puddle training" and made him walk through them, even
when there was a way around.  Then we came to this big one across the

You guessed it ... when he finally (after some fussing) stepped into
it, it was bottomless.  When we came thrashing out the other side, he
looks back at me as if to say "See!  I tried to tell you it was

Joe Long


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Re: [RC] Arabs and water, Julie Fuller