I recently bought a horse and he is broke to ride. Very well trained in my opinion. Last Thursday we were going to try to ride him. I let him smell both the saddle and blanket so he would know what they were. However, when I went to put the blanket on his back, he got very nervous and started moving away from me. I didn't want him to run into anything so I untied him and held him by hand. Doing this, he was a little less nervous and I got it close to him. But when I tried to move it closer to his back he spins in circles. If I put the blanket on the higher part of his neck towards his head and slide it down to his back, he is fine. Now the saddle is a different story. I can't lift that saddle with one hand and put it on his back. So it's difficult to leave him tied and also saddle him. My boyfriend helps me but then Cheyenne (my horse) gets even more nervous. Once the saddle is on him, he's fine. But then comes the tightening part. Once you start to tighten the cinch and stuff, he starts to spin again. I'm not sure how I should go about helping him get over his fear of saddles and blankets. Help....anyone?