If a horse has any worry about the water stream, I direct it away from him. Here you can see from Geo’s body posture that he is ready for anything. In this situation, it’s important that he has room to move and that he has a high regard for my personal space. A horse can quickly figure out that if he runs you over, the hose stops spraying. So make sure to establish boundaries before you start these exercises. Even if your horse has already learned to respect your space, be sensible about protecting yourself: A front foot can strike out in a second if a horse feels trapped. Remember that you control how much pressure the horse is feeling. So take your time, read the behavior by observing your horse’s posture and be ready to direct the water away from him.