Like the good old days!!!
It felt like going back 30 years ago watching cowboys in my area breaking their horses! Almost the same... lunging few minutes, putting an old saddle on (only they were letting the horses run in the paddock with the saddle ) catching him after he made his scene and then jumping on his back to go for a ride with other riders and then he would proceed to mount and dismount his horse until he was fine. The horse was ''broken''.
I thought this was long gone.
This horse learned to carry something on this back, in a kind of stressful way and of course, it takes at the most 15 minutes to do that. Nothing special here and certainly nothing I would be proud to show on a video or in front of a crowd.
This horse will not be traumatized, just surprised and more resistent for a while. But there are so many and better way to start a colt.