How to Teach Your Horse to Stay Calm and STOP if the Saddle Slips

Although we never want it to happen, accidents sometimes do and if the saddle slips it can easily panic the horse, making a bad situation much worse. Luckily, there are things you can train to help your horse understand that it’s nothing to worry about and even that he should stop quietly if the saddle starts to slide.

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I hope this gives you some ideas to help with your horse.

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2 thoughts on “How to Teach Your Horse to Stay Calm and STOP if the Saddle Slips”

  1. Kimberly Smiley

    What a great idea! I wish I had done this with my horse before an incident we had a couple of years ago. We had been riding in the arena where I boarded him, the saddle pad started to slip, so I dismounted to adjust it. But instead of taking the saddle off as I should have, I just loosened the girth enough to move the pad forward. He did not like that one bit and took off bucking. Then the saddle slipped under him and he completely lost it. He even ran into the pipe rails and bent one, denting a car on the other side of it. It took quite a while to calm him enough to catch him, and it set him back quite a way. He was a rescue, and basically untrained when I got him about a year before. Thankfully, he did not really get hurt!
    Love all your videos and gentle horse training!

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