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~RiverCrossing~

Crossing water naturally creates fear for horses, most (not all) horses are afraid to step into water, possibly because they have poor depth perception and fear stepping into the unknown. Also, in the wild, predators lurk at water sources, so a horse’s instinct tells him to drink and run. Horse owners and trainers need to establish a solid foundation of respect and willingness before crossing...these two show this nicely. I look forward to riding with them in the fall at the YaHa Tinda Ranch.

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Taken on May 16, 2009