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Re: RC: Swimming horse

In a message dated 99-07-09 13:32:00 EDT, you write:

<< If you are riding a horse that ends up swimming (and doesn't panic)-
 do you stay on its back?  If you have to exit, what is the best way
 to avoid getting kicked by the swimming feet?   >>

Interesting that this question came up.  There is a good article answering 
these very questions in the July issue of John Lyon's magazine Perfect Horse. 

It covers control in the water, to get off the horse when it has to start 
swimming, and how to swim beside the horse.  Don't ride it while it is 
swimming.  John says not to hang on to the horse either when swimming.  It is 
very easy to push a horse under with very little pressure.  Do your own 

It was an interesting article.


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