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        04-18-2012, 05:07 PM
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    I think you did good. It sux that it took 2 and a half hours but you worked through each issue as it arose and settled on a good note. I'm not sure what more you could have done. When you said he's getting sour on the saddling part, can I ask what he is doing? There may be some soreness issues going on...
         
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        04-18-2012, 06:16 PM
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    Originally Posted by farmpony84    
    I think you did good. It sux that it took 2 and a half hours but you worked through each issue as it arose and settled on a good note. I'm not sure what more you could have done. When you said he's getting sour on the saddling part, can I ask what he is doing? There may be some soreness issues going on...
    I am pretty sure that he isn't sore, but I could be wrong. I just had him fitted a couple of weeks ago. He is still growing (so much so that keeping weight on him is getting difficult) but I was told that it fits as well as it can right now. The saddle fitter is having me use a small riser pad in the front until he fills out a little. Was told that the angle of the bars is perfect for him, and the gullet size will be correct. I've been trying to check his back and withers for soreness a couple of times a week and haven't noticed anything.

    Now onto what he is doing. Generally he will stand quietly, tied or not tied for grooming, waving a plastic bag, rope thrown on, under around him but when I go to put his saddle pad or saddle on, he's antsy and tries to avoid it. At this point he has to be tied to be saddled otherwise he'd run away. Once tied, he does not bolt forward or pull back like I've seen some other horses do. He just walks around using the wall/tie as a pivot. I've gone back to throwing the pad on and off of him, re-desensitizing and that has helped a little bit. He is not cinchy at all and once the saddle is on him, he stands quietly.
         
        06-30-2012, 12:39 PM
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    Originally Posted by Allison C    
    He'll be 3 next month, not just turned 2

    I may have been misleading by the term "working". He is only ridden maybe 2-3 days a week for no longer than 30 minutes at a time. We do groundwork, lunging, in-hand trails, desensitizing, etc the other days. I guess I meant to imply that he isn't just hanging out in a pasture all week with no human interaction and minimal training.

    Yesterday went great though!! It's only after he gets several days "off" (meaning none of the above) that he gets a little crazy!!

    Thank you for the cheering up!
    He is still a baby, and that does seem like an excessive amount of 'work' to start out with.

    Perhaps your saddle was bothering him that day? There could've been a burr or something under it. My old dependable QH went nuts one time and I found out it was from those tiny little green triangular things that pull off of weeds. Just that one little thing pulling his hair made him go nuts.
         

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