Barking Mad's producers should seriously rethink using the horse trainer named Shelley. I just watched the episode with the horse afraid of water. You NEVER force a horse into any obstacle they're frightened of. It breaks their trust--you can certainly force any horse to do most anything, but later when the owner attempts it they'll get hurt as the horse will be 10 times more afraid and untrusting.
Contact the UK Parelli Center to find trainers with knowledge. The end result should be to build the horse's confidence and trust in themselves and their owners. Come on Barking Mad.....put some research into who you put on your show. Giving viewers the wrong idea about how to work with their horse is dangerous and irresponsible.
Pat and Linda Parelli (or any of their trainers) could teach Shelley a thing or two about horses.moreless