I decided to throw a saddle on Apollo today to see how he reacted. I didn't sinch it up cause I still have to buy a new girth and the straps that tie it.. I don't know what those are called.
Anyway, so I let him sniff it..
I rubbed in on him, and bam I put it on his back. First time he kind of freaked out and spun around and it slid off his back(no bucking).
Waited a minute, let him sniff again... Threw it on... and... He didn't care!!!!!
We walked around the farm for about an hour stood and talked to some boarders and the BO, for about 45 minutes.. Everyone was so impressed with his training so far. I wasn't even going to try the saddle today... Glad I did!!!