Perfect colt? Sorry so long.
Has anyone ever had a "perfect" colt? What I mean is everything I ask my two year old to do, even for the first time, he does. First time I went to lunge him, he did it perfect, first time I put a saddle on him, he literally didn't bat an eye or flick an ear.
Let me explain how I went about saddling him; I put him in the roundpen, did about two minutes of lunging and flopping the rope on him, threw (I mean THREW) the saddle pad on, threw the heavy western saddle with all the "stuff" on it on, tossed the girth, back girth and breastcollar over the side, reached under his belly and tightened the girth, than the back girth, than did up the breast collar. Than I proceeded to flop the stirrups as absolutely hard as I possibly could, I jerked the back girth up on his belly, wopped the seat of the saddle. He never raised his head, flicked an ear, flinched in anyway. I sent him off on the rope, hoping if he started trotting and feeling all of this he would have some sort of reaction but he never did. Eventually, he turned his head around and tried to nibble on the stirrup. That is it.
I have started a lot of well behaved colts, but all of them had some type of reaction to being saddled the first time, no matter how well prepared before hand. I have barely worked with this colt and nothing. I will say that with anyone else, he gets a tad nervous. So maybe he just trusts me so much he isn't worried. I don't know. The way I fiqure it is either someone snuck in and drugged my horse or I am Super Trainer. Just kidding.
Has this happened to anyone else before??
Don't squat with yer spurs on!