Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Washington State
You're absolutely right, they're super smart!
I put a saddle on my mustang the first time yesterday. I introduced the saddle pad, the girth, and the saddle separately. He was wary, but willing to let me put them on him and rub him with them. Then I tacked him up. He started to walk off a little when I pulled the girth up under him, but I told him 'easy' and he soon stopped and allowed me to continue girthing up. It's pretty impressive that he's essentially learned the my verbal command 'easy' means that nothing is wrong, he just needs to slow down and pay attention to the cues I'm giving him.
Last edited by Eolith; 03-05-2012 at 02:19 PM.