Originally Posted by mustanglover1992
if she wasnt broke you guys then I wouldnt be able to ride her bareback without an issue. And no I can't afforid a trainer. I've had some exsperencie, with rideing I've been around horses scene I was 6 but this is the first horse I've owned. And she know's me pritty well. And I dought she's going to hurt me, she's more likely to hurt my cuzin then me. Becuz im around her every day and im strong then my cuzin and the people at the barn that im at to work with her. I aint dumb with horses, im just trying to do the best for my little girl. She take's and under stands her bit. I just believe she's had trama in the past from former abouse. And I know she has, cause when I bought her, she was in a muddy paducked with a bad case of slipper foot. Which she didnt have her feet done all winter
You've been around horses since you six, but you've never had a horse with this issue before, but this is your first horse... You make as much as sense as giving a blind guy a lisence.
THAT being said... If she's afraid of the saddle, it's all training. Put it on the ground in a pen with her until she's okay with it. Hold her while she sniffs it in your hand, and when she's okay with you holding it while walking around her, very slowly put it on her, folding up all the girths and cinches and stirrups, so nothing falls on her and scares the ever living sh*t out of her and makes her run into you because she's a horse and even though she knows you, they still react to natural instincts and if you're in the way of her fight or flight reaction, that's too bad.
Best of luck, but I seriously think you need to re-think owning a horse.