Don't feel bad or embarrassed. But do touch her legs a lot. As much as possible, in a good, pleasant way. This can be part of your ground work exercises! And when you groom her (I assume you're doing some of that?), you can spend lots of time on her legs. If she doesn't like it, start slow, and gradually build the amount of time you spend brushing and touching her legs until she doesn't care anymore. Eventually, pick up a foot, and put it down after a second or two, gradually increasing how long you can hold it up. It sounds like she just needs a lot of desensitizing.
thank you.. yes, I groom her a lot, I feel like she feels better when she looks better(: so that's something we do very very often.
and I try to touch her legs a lot when brushing and I go under her belly and touch in between her upper back legs and she is fine as long as I have a brush in my hand..
back to the saddle fitting, would you mind of sometime this week, I put the saddle on her with and without the pad, i'll send you photos, and you let me know what you think or how it looks??? I rode her last week for the first time with a saddle (she also does bareback) and she didn't seem uncomfortable or unwilling. but I definitely DO NOT want to be hurting her. but also don't want to spend all the money on a new saddle if I don't need too(: I definitely don't have a problem buying a new one if I need too, I just want to be sure(:
thank you for being so helpful!!(:
I just love this girl.