I have decided to treat Reeco as though he is totaly unbroken and start again.
So today I introduced him to the Roller,
Tied him up, stuck a haynet in front of him and gave him a brush, then I picked up the roller and Reeco stopped breathing at this point. He was terrified and holdin his breath. I just held it out and let him sniff it, turned hi in a few circles to force him to breathe and then tied him back up again and brushed him with one hand whilst holdin roller out with the other. When he went back to munching I then put it on his shoulder, repeat of the holding breath turning circles lark.
I final managed to get it on him, no explosions or squashing me, I turned him in a few circles to stop him holding his breath, then I got the mints out and made him bend a few ties on either side.
Then called it a day and left it at that.
Poor lad was terrified and expecting pain, but by the end of it he was happil munching his hay with the roller on and done up fairly tight!
Very pleased with splodgey pony and hopefully he will be happy ridden pony again.