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  1. #1
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    Default pictures - schooling water for the first time.

    I happened to take some pictures of someone introducing a young TB to water for the first time tonight. The horse was really good...he just didn't understand at first. And then when he went into water, it was very much like watching Tigger bounce through - a big leap, land on all 4 feet in the water, and then sprong! Straight back up in the air again. After tigger-bouncing his way through a couple of times, he finished up with ho-hum trotting through, an old pro already. The pictures are kind of cracking me up, so I thought I'd share.

    So, here is the sequence.

    He wouldn't go in with a lead, so he eventually got his feet wet by

    First going parallel to the water...

    Then a big leap in!

    A Tigger Bounce

    And out. Whew!



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    hahaha cute pictures! My little Tb mare still does this at 7yrs old...she seems to think she is still a 3yr old and it is still funny



  3. #3
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    This is a beautiful location! Your photos are also excellent! I actually laughed out loud looking at these. Thanks for sharing! Nice job the rider did staying on that ride! LOL That picture of all 4 feet in the air is priceless! I hope you know this rider so you can share with her!!
    Loved. Thankful. Blessed.



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    Those are great. Proving the adage that thoroughbreds come in all varieties, yesterday my 4yo spent most of the day in the pond eating aquatic plants .



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    Yes, it is a wonderful farm Good pix!

    Lisa did you see the blow-up walruses? I can't imagine what this horse thought of those!



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    Those were hysterical! Thanks for sharing.
    -Debbie / NH

    My Blog: http://deborahsulli.blogspot.com/



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    Those are great! They immediately bring to mind that feeling of oh crap and good boy at the same time.



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    Those are awesome!



  10. #10
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    Thumbs up great pics!

    Looks like a wonderful ewater to school; where was it? fun pictures! You'll have him jumping into alligator frilled water in no time!
    breeder of Mercury!

    remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans



  11. #11
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    These are great! HAHA! Congrats to the rider getting him brave with the water!
    LAURA De
    **Don't underestimate the POWER OF PURPLE!**



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