When I get close to my horse with the saddle or the bridle he starts to get worked up, breaths really heavily and he seems really nervous. When I ride him though he settles down a bit and his breathing goes back to normal. I have tried just putting the bridle on and off and the same thing with the saddle cloth I havn't yet tried doing it with the saddle but I am going to.
(he is still only youngish but I thought he should be used to it by now)
How can I get him to settle down and stop getting worked up?