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post #21 of 65 Old 02-05-2010, 02:19 PM
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If you can count how many your still an amateur!! The most I have been bucked off in one day is four but then I engaged my brain and got things working a little better. Everytime you hit the ground you have found a hole in your training.

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post #22 of 65 Old 02-05-2010, 02:37 PM
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Everytime you hit the ground you have found a hole in your training.
I disagree.

Horses have eyes, ears and their own thought process. One example - My husband's mare was hooked by a steer. She bucked my husband off. NO WAY was that a hole in training.
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post #23 of 65 Old 02-05-2010, 02:53 PM
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There may be a few exceptions but very few. Even if a horse is scared I would expected it to handle it without blowing up unless it's been gored then it gets a free pass. When a horse bucks it is not using its thought process it is reacting on instinct and that will get you in trouble every time.

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post #24 of 65 Old 02-05-2010, 03:07 PM
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There may be a few exceptions but very few. Even if a horse is scared I would expected it to handle it without blowing up unless it's been gored then it gets a free pass. When a horse bucks it is not using its thought process it is reacting on instinct and that will get you in trouble every time.
The last thing I want to ask my horse to give up is instinct.
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post #25 of 65 Old 02-05-2010, 03:18 PM
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The last thing I want to ask my horse to give up is instinct.
That's what your horse has to give up to let you ride it at all. A horses instict is to kick at things around it's legs and never allow anything on it's back or to have control of it's face. A horses instinct is to push INTO pressure not give to it.

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post #26 of 65 Old 02-05-2010, 07:27 PM
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That's what your horse has to give up to let you ride it at all. A horses instict is to kick at things around it's legs and never allow anything on it's back or to have control of it's face. A horses instinct is to push INTO pressure not give to it.
Very good point, Kevin!

My horse has to think, and it has to trust in me to steer it clear of a problem without letting "instinct" take over to run away from a falling leaf or a goofy shaped rock. But I'm not going to object if it runs us away from a cougar or something, lol.

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post #27 of 65 Old 02-11-2010, 01:43 PM
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Hmmm bucked off just the once but loads of spills for other reasons!
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post #28 of 65 Old 02-11-2010, 01:47 PM
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I've been bucked off once (because of my own stupid mistake) and fallen off once (shortly after I got my horse... I didn't know how to put the saddle on correct, and it slipped off.).
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post #29 of 65 Old 02-11-2010, 08:46 PM
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I've been riding for 9 years and have lost count of the times i've fallen off or gotten bucked off. The horse i'm training {or was training} bolted, bucked and reared every time I got on so i've fallen quite a bit.
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post #30 of 65 Old 02-11-2010, 08:58 PM
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Zero...I've only fallen/jumped off a horse once.
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