STT Guy, Thank you! Excellent advice. In my research on the Paso breed, I read a lot about Carlos Tabon. Luckily, I found a Paso farm not far from where I am here in Texas and the owner gave me a lot of advice for when I am ready to put her back under saddle. The total relaxation was some of it, she said to lower my stirrups and sit back in my saddle. Haven't tried any of it yet because, Bay, my mare was abused by her previous owners. So we are learning to trust again and bonding. Thank you so much for your post, I hope when I saddle her up again she will be happier about it. I've trained a lot of horses in my life but this is my first work in rehabbing an abused horse... Using all of my Daddy's quiet patience training he taught me as a kid. Works on young green ones and it seems to be working with Bay. I'll update as we go.