I have posted several threads about my pony Gizmo.. well he has another problem. Over the past like maybe 9 months? Gizmo has been fidgety when he is saddled. Well this past summer we found a girl to ride him (I am sadly too big & have two other horses). He was always really fidgety when she saddled him but recently he is ALOT worse. Its mostly when she is tightening the girth. He moves around alot and then looks like he spooks when she pulls up on the girth (or should I say CINCH, it's a western saddle). You know how horses throw all four feet out when the see something that makes him spook? That's what he does. Then when I tried to saddle him about a week ago, he put his front legs out in front of him and put all his weight on his back and acted like he was going to fall. He also seems like he wants to bite. He will reach his head around towards you and put his ears back, which he has NEVER done.
I rubbed my hand over his ribs where the cinch goes and he will raise up and suck in like it hurts him. But what I don't get is that he is fine when she rides him. I know Gizmo, and if something is bothering him he will show us (bucking, kicking, putting ears back, ect.) We are thinking about having a chiropracter coming out to look at him. I was just wondering if anyone had any advice?
*ps- I know it isn't the girl's saddle, because I have the same saddle I used to ride him in when I first got him and he does it with mine too and he didn't use to.