well. just make sure your saddle fits him correctly and your not doing up his girth to fast
if need be you could call a professional saddle fitter to come out and evaluate your situation.
also to be on the safe side i'd call an equine chiro. even if your saddle fits perfectly, if there's something out of whack with him, that needs to get sorted out first.
if you can, buy a high quality therapeutic saddle pad, you'll pay up the butt for it but they are very much worth it
if all the above turns up clean and this is just a habit,
i'd give him a nice smack each time too.
just dont over-do it obviously and don't forget praise when he stands quiet
The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears - Arabian Proverb
R.I.P Michele and Sierra
Last edited by ALYJOMOFO; 12-30-2008 at 04:41 AM.