Do you guys have any tips on getting a horse used to the water hose?
Start off in an enclosed wash bay. Have someone holding while you start the hose gently on the front hooves, working your way up as horse relaxes with it. Plenty of praise for good behaviour & I use verbal reprimands on my yearlings when they are naughty. Don't stand back & spray, just let it run down leg so they don't accidently get sprayed in the face & get a fright. Rubbing where the water is landing helps ease the ticklish sensation as you get up onto the body
What is the difference betwwen trotter and pacer
Trotters move their legs diagonally, while a pacer will move their legs on the same side ie left fore goes forward with left hind in pacing. Trotting has left fore moving forward with right hind. Google images for more clarification
My 8 year old mare was just diagnosed with ulcers. I know they're very common, so has anyone had to deal with this before and if so, what type of treatment did you do? Did it work?
I've used gastrogard for older horses & antepsin tablets for foals. Works well but you need to look at why she is getting them & adjust diet, stabling routine etc to try & prevent them. I know gastrogard shows up in tests for racehorses so maybe something to think about too...
What are your daily tips to learn to a foal to be respectful of human at the barn (when leading him etc...)?
Don't think of them as cute babies, but as horses needing to be taught. Spoiling them when young will do you no favours when they are big. Be firm but not rough & try to avoid giving them a fright. Reward good behaviour & make bad behaviour difficult for them. A foal will remember bad handling & can cause a set back in training