Washoe's always had a bit of trouble with water, too. Again, not his fault. Mom had asked the barn boss (a total asshole who we ran off after he threatened to hit one of the wranglers) to help work Washoe. When Washoe balked at the water, he wrapped his lead rope around a tree and started whipping and winching him across the small stream. Mom just about killed the barn boss for that little stunt. I'm surprised she didn't take the whip to the ass.
Since that time, Washoe the Wonder Idiot has had issues with water. We've worked him through most of them with a lot of patience and firm guidance, but never whipping or winching. Because of his little problem with water, it's always a joy when we get to do things like this water obstacle.
|...between the rock and over the log...|
|...front is clear...|
|...and now the back is clear.|
I called it a water obstacle of moderate difficulty. Mom disagrees, as I didn't have to duck under overhanging branches. That, she says, would have increased the difficulty to moderate. This, that I did, was merely average difficulty.
That woman is so picky some times.