Well, today I decided to start on Taz's saddle training. He's a 3 year old Percheron x Paint.
It was all very uneventful. In spite of being a lot more energetic than Rafe ever was, I think he's going to have the same basic temperament....just take stuff as it comes and not stress too much.
Yep, I know the saddle is too far forward. He's really heavy on the forehand in addition to still being pretty downhill and that makes it creep forward when he's moving.
Warming him up right after saddling him to get him loosened up and stretched out
Stopping for a minute before switching direction
Now, the other way