How to help a cinchy horse?
My paint mare is very cinchy. My farrier and horse trainer took a look at her to see what the problem was and that's what they came up with. She side steps away from me when I bring the saddle towards her. (We checked the fit of the tack and that all fits just fine) When I go to tighten the girth she starts to paw at the dirt (or now snow) and shakes her head. The horse trainer is not able to come out as often since there is now snow on the ground so I am trying to work with her myself. During the summer that we got her I went to put my left foot in the stirrup and when I went to swing my other leg over she side kicked me with her back leg and being a new horse owner, im not going to lie, it scared me. Also, when you go to put your foot in the stirrup she starts to walk away. Making it very hard for a beginner to be comfortable riding. When we bought her the owners assured us she would be a great beginners horse but now I am questioning it. Anything I can do to correct this problem? Any little info helps. Thanks!
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