Originally Posted by Citrus
Stop making excuses for your horse. "he doesn't like the footing...." blah.... are you giving solid enough cues.... are you asking for a gait he is not ready for at this point... does he need more flexion, stretching, bending work......... bucking is a lot harder than cantering.... so, what about what you are doing is letting him think he can buck.... a true rider conforms to the horse, not the other way around
I havn't had him very long but according to his previous owner he is well trained and should know this stuff, so I assume it's something i'm doing. Thanks for telling me off, I already knew it was something I was doing...i obviously don't know what it is, so asking me what i'm doing doesn't help.