[quote="Eventer Gal"]Ok did i miss something here? I think both of you are right- but who am i to judge? Punish when he doesn't listen doesn't mean to whip to **** out of him until welts devolp. And i know were Kristy is going with the Drssage whip.... Arghhh so hard i don't want to form sides- oh yeh that site really really helped QH_lover 09!! Kristy i don't know if you read the above message that he has no pain issues. How could he have saddle issues if or when i get my saddle professional fitted from Horse land??[/quote]
Sorry, did I miss this? Not important. A lot of people believe their saddle fits when in reality, it doesn't. If you have a professional saddle fitter, then that's wonderful. Having a properly fitting saddle is so rediculously important and often over looked. You wouldn't believe the amount of horses that have ill fitting saddles! :(
Anyway, I'm happy to hear it isn't a pain issue. Personally, if I were in your shoes, I would get a saddle that I wouldn't mind being tossed to the ground if it were to fall off the horse's back. I would place the saddle on the horses back as usual. If the horse began to squirm, I would send him around me as if lunging 2-4 times. I would want the horse to associate squirming with having to work. Any time the horse squirmed, I'd lunge (2-4 times). The saddle may slide off the horses back when going around. If possible, lightly girth the horse so the saddle doesn't fall. Repeat this until the horse realizes that standing equates to relaxation.