Originally Posted by JavaLover
They couldn't get the saddle off of him. It has slipped under his belly and he got all range led in it. They had to sedate him.
And my trainer is giving me "tips"
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This seems to be contradicting a lot of what was said.
Surely the horse had to have been handled a fair amount and tied when someone actually got a saddle on and girthed/cinched up?
As for not tying when trying to do anything with him because it is 'forcing' well I say Tommy Rot.
The only way to get past any fear is to confront it. This horse needs to be made to do the same.
As for the trainer you have now I wouldn't give them a donkey to look after. Anyone who expects a novice person to cope with a difficult horse in a field with other horses running loose is no trainer in my book.