Douwe Learns to Swim

I am very lucky that there is a spring-fed pond in Anne Margaret's backyard. I have been wanting to take Douwe swimming for a long time. He always splashes in puddles and seems to enjoy water. The first day I introduced him to the pond I led him over while Karl was on Teake, another Friesian gelding. Teake is very good at splashing the water and getting everyone soaked! Douwe copied him and enjoyed pawing the water too. I rode him into the water and he was willing to go in quite deep but not far enough to swim. I wanted to post a video of him in the water now and hopefully I can get him to swim this summer. It is so much fun and such a wonderful experience to share with your horse. So here is Douwe playing in the pond:httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA8auBy3yW4