We spent three days with him just wearing the saddle for a few hours because he was so freaked out. Good news though, these past three times he did not BUCK EVEN ONCE! He is alittle spooky when I tighten the cinch, so we need a a bunch more sacking out on the ground. He is not nearly as explosive as he was so thats a plus.
I will post pics the next time I saddle him, but I will not be on him for a while yet. He is still someone nervous about the saddle being up there. I know that he is stallion material, but sometimes I wonder whether or not I should keep him intact. With his extra hormones its just that much more of a challenge for everything. He really resists big change (like wearing a saddle) and stuff like that seems to really stress him out. I've noticed that he's gotten really lazy lately, so we are working on getting his feet unstuck. He needs more flexing and more work in general.
Ugh. And for the bad news. Right before I was going to take off my crappy saddle, and put my riding saddle on him. He spooked (which rarely EVER happens) and lept onto my right foot. The SAME one my mare broke a month or two back. It had just healed, and I am back in a retarded boot. I don't know if he broke it or not, but its worse this time since I have been having numbness in my pinkie toe and the one next to it. UGH. Guess I probably SHOULD go get x-rays. FRUSTRATING. I mean I finally am getting close to being able to ride him, and I mess up my foot. Again. Gah. Talk about pist.
So even though I was limping pretty bad; okay horrible. I still saddled him with my saddle, which had a back cinch, sacked him out on the ground, from a fence (it was fun getting up there) lunged him, and worked him over obstacles with it on. Then when we were done I unsaddled him, gave him a bath and turned him out. Thats what you call dedicated lol (or stupid whichever =])
SO, hopefully tomorrow I will be able to saddle him again, depends on whether or not I decide to get x-rays.
UPDATE: MY FOOT IS NOT BROKEN, JUST HAS SOME SERIOUS SOFT TISSUE DAMAGE. I AM WALKING OKAY BUT WILL HAVE TO WEAR THE BOOT FOR AT LEAST A WEEK.