Originally Posted by emms199
He is fine when going out will go on him own and in the front , I am going to try lunging him tomorrow to see how that goes and I think maybe he is bored of the school as he was a riding school pony before so was in the school alot thank you for the help :)
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Yes it does sound like that's the problem. If you know how to lunge then that will help establish you as the leader
I have a mare that gets bored like that and goes lazy or invents monsters in the corner.
You have to learn to ride more 'aggressively' - which doesn't mean that you go into full combat mode but you strengthen your back, seat & legs to give more driving power - its like an inner energy that you pull out
The bucking is just a resistance to try to scare you - don't let that happen, learn to pick his head up sharply and push him forwards out of the buck rather than allow him to stop and come to a halt
I don't know if you ride English or western but some short spurs aren't a bad thing for getting the message over - I am not a fan of the whole kick kick kick thing
If all else fails then then you should here me shout 'gettup' Its not about losing your temper its about getting their attention - and that of everyone else in hearing distance!!!