The Wading Pool   1 comment

Today was a training day in the arena, after yesterday’s peaceful ambling around.  They set up a nice group of obstacles; the “cowboy curtain”, several tarps, and the most interesting of the day — a plain plastic wading pool.

The horses were skeptical about this innovation, to say the least.  But one by one, they consented to follow their handlers through.  Some found it more difficult than others.  The little Paint mare managed quite nicely, as she does with everything she is asked to do.

The bay roan filly was a little more hesitant, but she did fine.

This four-year-old buckskin gelding was the only one I observed from first to last.  He didn’t like the look of that blue thing much.

And he was really disappointed that it didn’t have any food in it.

But he went in eventually.

Good boy!

Walking over that flimsy, crackly, crunchy thing was a real test of trust and obedience.  They all passed with flying colors.

The wading pool, now — it didn’t have a very good time.  It was pretty torn up by the end.  I guess horses aren’t really intended to play in a kiddie pool.


Posted November 26, 2012 by stablewoman in Horses

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  1. I recently stumbled upon your blog. As a fellow horse enthusiast, I LOVE reading your posts! Keep up the good blog (and horse!) work!

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