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    11-30-2009, 03:00 AM
  #1
Green Broke
Sitting a buck

I need help with how to sit a buck, the last time one of my horses bucked, I couldnt sit it and got thrown... Does anyone have any tips for me? I've tried the obvious, like keeping her head up so she can't buck, but she's very hard in the mouth, so I can't manage to keep it up... please help
     
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    11-30-2009, 03:18 AM
  #2
Trained
Um.. haha make the horse buck more so you can get more practice? Lol!
Just hang onto the saddle and lean back- if you go forward you're going to eat dirt. Grip with your lower legs.
If your horse keeps bucking though, you don't want to know just hwo to sit it, you want to know how to put an end to it because bucking is NOT on, get him/her checked out by a chrio before you ride again, if she hasn't bucked much before she might be out somewhere.

As to putting and end to it, well, yep keeping her head up is good, but if you can't do it, then rip her head around with one rein and spin her off your inside leg, then ask her nicely to go out again without going stupid on you.
     
    11-30-2009, 03:26 AM
  #3
Weanling
Yeah, agree with the above, lean back not forward, and if its more than one spin
     
    11-30-2009, 09:11 AM
  #4
Started
^

Also sit deeeeeeeeep in the saddle. :)
     
    11-30-2009, 10:32 AM
  #5
Super Moderator
I agree with the others and wanted to add: make sure you have your heels down before the buck. It's alright if they come up during the buck but if you don't have them down beforehand, you will come off.

Good luck! Bucking is no fun...but it's really good for your seat! Haha
     
    11-30-2009, 02:23 PM
  #6
Weanling
Anticipate what's going to happen, grab mane, sit deep, sit back, and DON'T tense up. Just roll with it.
     
    11-30-2009, 02:57 PM
  #7
Green Broke
I don't really have to much helpful ness because I've always been able to sit bucks, but id say sit deep and back.
     
    11-30-2009, 04:01 PM
  #8
Foal
random question.. but
how does your horse buck?
     
    11-30-2009, 11:22 PM
  #9
Trained
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Originally Posted by PontiMinto    
random question.. but
how does your horse buck?
I was going to ask this too. A small percentage of horses can buck no matter where their feet are, but most cannot buck, at least not well, if you disengage their hind end. I would practice suppling this horse with the one rein stop to where you get him "un-straight" (if you get what I mean) whenever you ask for it. Most horses can only buck well if their bodies are straight. Shoulderfore will also put him in a position where it would be difficult for him to buck. He needs to understand that there will be a consequence to his bucking action, hopefully before he's gotten you off enough to where he knows he can get away with it.
     
    12-01-2009, 11:24 PM
  #10
Foal
I agree with the suggestions. Also once you feel comfortable sitting the bucks and as long as it is not continuous bucking my advice is to kick on! If you stop what you are doing every time your horse bucks then they may start using it as a way to evade work. So don't allow them to stop moving forward and keep them going.
     

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