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A horse I work with is terrified of water. I’ve been able to lead him toward puddles, which is a large improvement. However, he still hates going through them and rain... Have you got any tips?

A horse I work with is terrified of water. I’ve been able to lead him toward puddles, which is a large improvement. However, he still hates going through them and rain... Have you got any tips?
Just keep doing it I suppose. Horses don’t have depth precision like we do so puddles or some bodies of water they can’t tell how deep it is. They don’t know if its 3 feet deep or if it’s only several inches, centimetres deep. Especially with puddles because of how murky and mucky they can be.
You can watch heartland, they show how to fix it, but I would start with a bath first.