Here's a video of the first saddling. It's probably a little boring. He was being wiggly, but I clicked when he was standing still and he got better. For some reason he really wanted to show off his tricks. He was trying everything lol. He did some perfect shoulder yields, but I ignored everything except standing still because when the saddle goes on I want four still hooves (and mouth!). :)
Please don't laugh at how awkward I was. I haven't saddled a horse in over four years and sheesh it shows. I've also never used shaped pads so I'm not used to how difficult they are to keep straight and wrinkle free. He did well overall and I think the dancing around will become less as the whole situation becomes more familiar. He was tense when I first tightened the girth because I could barely get it on the first hole, but after a second of moving around I was able to tighten it some more. At one point when I'm on the far side I accidentally tightened it too much and when I let it out a hole Chrome gave such a big sigh lol. Too cute.
The flap on this saddle seems more forward than I'm use to . . . is it an all purpose or just an older dressage saddle?
Chrome was being a brat trying to "herd" Faran. I wish Faran's face was in this one. The reason I'm adding it to the post is to show the size difference between them.
Faran was doing so well they ran off and left us. This is when I called them back and they were starting to turn around.
I'm so proud of both of our boys. Since Chrome is being bratty I'll go for another walk soon with just my husband and Faran so I can get more pictures and video. And I'm sure he'll do the same for me and Chrome. I hope you guys enjoyed the pictures. It may not seem like much but for anyone who has started their own young horse you know how exciting the first time wearing a saddle is. :D