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  1. #1
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    Default "Jump In! The Water is Fine!"

    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier



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    Aw! I miss swimming my horse in the pond where I used to board in high school. It was a lot of fun, just don't fall/slide off, because the bottom of that pond was NASTY! Nothing like the swimming pool in this pic, although it did have a sort of island in the middle.
    Pisgah: 2000 AHHA (Holsteiner x TB) Mare (lower level eventing, with a focus on dressage)

    Darcy: 7? year old Border Collie x Rottweiler? Drama Queen extraordinaire, rescued from the pound in Jan 2010



  3. #3
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    it certainly gives 'swimming laps' a new meaning



  4. #4
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    How do you teach a horse not to pee in the pool?
    Life is hard. Buy a freaking helmet.
    Quote Originally Posted by meupatdoes View Post
    Whatever, go gallop.



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    They can't stretch out to pee while they are swimming but they often poop while they are swimming. Keep a skimmer nearby to fish it out.



  6. #6
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    Laurierace,

    I was thinking the same thing. The guy diving in the pool, behind the horse, should be watching out for floaters!

    Nice pool. I would love to have the opportunity to swim Tess.
    When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!



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