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        11-04-2009, 12:05 AM
    It sounds like you are doing fine so far. Just go back to the saddle, and get it tightened and let him figure it out. Or as some have suggested, put a syrcingle on him, as that will give him the sensation of a girth, but is quicker and easier to tighten.

    You can also put a cotton lead lightly around his belly and tighten, loosen, tighten, loosen; and do that until he relaxes. This gets him used to the sensation of something around his girth. This is how I prep a horse for a girth; you are safe from flailing legs, as you aren't reaching under the horse for the cinch. Once you do get the saddle, or syrcingle on, longe, or round pen him until he stops bucking or otherwise relaxes.
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        11-04-2009, 12:24 AM
    Completely agree with Kevin 100%. I would stick the saddle back up there and tighten it enough so that he can't get it off. Lunge him each way until he relaxes and that would be enough for one session IMHO. The next day, take it a bit farther, then so on, and so on. Go a bit farther every session but always end with him relaxed and listening and you will do fine.

    Welcome to the forum, it is a great place with tons of knowledgeable people.
        11-04-2009, 08:58 AM
    Thank you all so much for your advice. It's nice to have so many responses. I'm so glad I found y'all! I haven't had another chance to work on this. Yesterday was farrier day. I may get a chance again today and then we'll be moving them on Saturday so then I'll have a nice sturdy round pen to work with. Can't wait!

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