Not like, freak out but kinda jumpy when it's put on and would like to scoot away, always acts nervous. It's weird.
I've worked with him with it sooooo much.
Every time ill let him see it, smell it. Ill put it on and off till he relaxes, rub it all over him. In the end he doesn't care, lowered head and lip licking. But every day its like.starting over.
He's really respectful on the ground. I do ground work with him all the time. He's not scared of the saddle. Just the pad. I'm always gentle putting it on, so I don't get what his problem is. No problem cinching up, never acts like he's in pain or anything.
Today I had him in the round pen and sent him away. Stopped him, he turns to me. All his attention on me, I walk away and he follows. I grab the pad, go to put it on him. He moves away, so I send him away. After a minute stop him, he comes to me and I put the pad on, he didn't even think about moving away from it.
Still watchful of it but he stood on his own for it.
Should I keep doing that? Any other ideas, or thoughts on it.