So I went from working with a horse that was so dull sided it is insane to my new appy mare who is so sensitive that she goes into a bucking spree when you put pressure on her sides. I think it has a lot to do with this trainer that was abusive to her and gave her the trust issues and probably used spurs on her a lot. Sooo, how do you make a horse that is super sensitive and scared of any pressure on her sides less sensitive? My only thought is to lunge her with a saddle on so the stirrups do rub on her sides and she will hopefully eventually know that it doesn't have to be scary. I dunno...