Originally Posted by wyominggrandma
does the saddle fit correctly? Could it be pinching him, which may in turn cause him to stop and back up. Seems it might be an issue since he doesn't act bad bareback.
I use the same saddle I did back at the ranch I used to ride him at, and never had such a horrible problem. I admit it's a tiny bit small, but I'm using a really thick pad to avoid too much pinch.