I'm working with a 7 year old unbroke Paint mare who is very touchy about being touched on her belly. Even just brushing irritates her after a few strokes (near the cinch area or any area on her belly really) and she'll kind of kick up at her belly. She's not acting aggressively when she kicks, and is not kicking at me handling her, it's more of a "I'm trying to get this annoying touch off my belly" kick. This horse has not been handled hardly at all in 3 years, so everything is going slowly now anyway, but I forsee this being a rather important issue, especially as we progress to putting on a saddle and using a cinch! I have some ideas of my own, but I'm just interested to see how other people would go about desensitizing her to being touched on her belly. She is very good about being touched anywhere else on her body and does not react negatively at all. Ideas?