Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: northeast Pennsylvania
Sudden bucking problem
My horse, who I've owned for nearly 2 years has all of a sudden started bucking, probably within the last 3 week or so. It started out with some kicking out, which I attributed to her ulcers so I stated her back on ulcer meds. But now she is full out bucking. As of now she's only done it with one rider, who uses her own saddle, which appears to fit. Today she was so bad she was bucking into the canter and it looked like she was bucking every few strides. I decided to get a different saddle which I've used on her before with no issues but even after the saddle change she was still bucking. She doesn't buck on the lunge line, only while being ridden. I've called a chiropractor and I'm waiting on a call back since he was out when I called. She is supposed to be going to her first show on Saturday ridden by the person who has been having the bucking issues with her. I haven't ridden her in a while because on the way she's been lately, I'm not so sure I can stay on during one of her bucks. My friend, who's going to show her Saturday called me and told me her friend said that a chiropractor may make it worse and make her tighter. She asked me to call her back to explain further, but I haven't called yet because I've been sick and my throat is sore again lol.
Normally when Bella is bad it's because she's in heat, but today, she was at her very worst and she wasn't in heat. I'm planning to go up tomorrow and do the pen test to see if she has any sore spots on her back.