Now before I ask my question let me say that I worked/ volunteered ( for riding lessons when I was a kid) for a horse trader for eight years. In that time I rode around 30+ new horses a month and usually 5 of those a month were gaited breeds. So doing the math that is roughly 480 different gaited horses that my butt has been on ( unless my math at 1 AM is very very wrong). This was also a pretty low end operation and most of the horses I rode were pretty questionable.
Can gaited horses buck? I have NEVER been on a gaited horse that could buck worth a darn, it's just like their legs couldn't transition from their gait to a buck. Again, lots of these horses I had to ride were kind of rank. Now I could understand if I had only been on a handful and had just been lucky, but out of nearly 500 not a single one has been able to do more than a teeny tiny little crow hop, not even a kick out where the hind legs extended, just a hop in the back end a few inches off the ground.
I know it must be a stupid question but I am really curious.