OK I'll try to help. Your horse is a little skeptical of the saddle. Well, it looks strange and scary and is possibly made of leather, which probably seems extra confusing to her. Doesn't matter what the issue is that needs attention, COMMON SENSE is your best asset. If she's reluctant to take a saddle, expose her to it more. If she doesn't like potato chip bags, sack her out with them. If she pulls on your hands when you ride, soften her up. If she resents pressure, apply pressure until she yields.
The trend is to have a structured step-by-step training ritual, but you don't need that. Just walk out and catch your horse and whatever doesn't feel right, fix it. Whether it's haltering, standing still to mount, bad ground manners, herd-souredness, whatever. Just use common sense and fix it.
If this was my horse, I'd first feel around the back and see if they're sore. If not, I'd tie it up or put the lead rope in my belt and desensitize it to the saddle. No gimmicks or voodoo. Just confront the problem. Doesn't matter why she's scared of it. Get her over it. But that's me, you may want a more indirect or slower approach
Last edited by AmazinCaucasian; 07-02-2012 at 03:20 AM.