Hey, forgot to mention.....I learned something last night.
Yesterday when I rode, JayJay was looking around again (yes good) but was also a bit spooky. For whatever reason, I think the feel, but I continued to wonder if I had placed my saddle too far forward. I have trouble on him, as his withers are SO large and long.
So I got on You Tube and looked at various 'How to saddle your horse' videos....I know sound elemetnary, and I've saddled many a horse...but something wasn't right.A week or so ago, I placed my saddle a bit further back..don't know why, and he rode PERFECT! I think that is what got me thinking...
What I learned was that if a horse is uncomforatable undersaddle, I.e. Being pinched or whatnot...he may tend to see 'ghosts' or 'monsters' where he hadn't before.... Maybe that is/was the issue....
Today, while he was in his stall, I felt for his scapula, or shoulder bone. It was suggested to place the saddle behind the bone for free movement. I know I had it to forward. Looking forward to trying a new placement.
Funny...he has white spots on his shoulders from misplaced saddles of previous owners. The white spots are well onto his scapulas, where they tell you not to place the saddle.
Anyway...thought I would pass on this info...I love learning new things!
OH, and for your viewing pleasure....this is from today's visit.