Water is a serious test for horses -- because they cannot tell how deep it is, they must give complete trust to the rider. They must jump in with boldness and confidence and trust. That is something that can never be jeapodized by asking them to take on something that would not be safe. Something with bad footing underneath, something that is too deep, something that would frighten them. Horses have long memories.
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