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View Poll Results: Would you rather own a bucker or a rearer?
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post #11 of 88 Old 11-17-2008, 04:47 PM
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My horse doesnt rear that much, but he has a few times out of frustation which part of it was my fault since he is a 4yo and learning and the other part was just plain horse show stupidty haha

I can ride either, but prefer if I dont have too.
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post #12 of 88 Old 11-17-2008, 04:49 PM
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I would rather have a bucker than a rearer. Its scary thinking of a horse rearing up and flipping over on you. At least when they are bucking if it is a really dangerous situation you can jump off, but if a horse rears up high enough they can flip over on top of you. scary
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post #13 of 88 Old 11-17-2008, 09:49 PM
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Bucker! I had a mare once that tended to be a flipper. I will never have one like that again!
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post #14 of 88 Old 11-17-2008, 11:11 PM
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bucker - any day of the week!

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post #15 of 88 Old 11-19-2008, 12:26 AM
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Maverick is both. I prefer a bucker, any day. I had an unfortunate experience of being flipped on. :/
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post #16 of 88 Old 11-19-2008, 01:30 AM
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Bucker... definitely. Rearing seems more dangerous. I've only been on a horse that reared once, and it was really small. Bucks I can handle.
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post #17 of 88 Old 11-19-2008, 01:45 AM
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I'd rather have a bucker. Rearing just seems so much more dangerous to me, for both you and your horse. Mind you, if the horse bucked A LOT then I wouldn't keep either.... but horses that pig root and ocassionaly buck don't really bother me - it seems easier to train them out of bucking than rearing as well...

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post #18 of 88 Old 11-19-2008, 06:50 PM
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Riding I would rather have the horse rear. If the horse rears lean forward against his neck and he will not be likely to go over backwards. Your weight will help push him back down. By the time his front legs hit the ground you should have the reins short and tight,keeping his head up and one rein shorter than the other making him turn his head and go a in a circle until you feel him give up. Then you can loosen the reins again. If a horse likes to buck keep the reins short and tight and his head up until he gets the idea of who is boss. If he has a lot of energy it might be best to let him get rid of a bit of it in a paddock or round pen before getting on him. Rearing is more dangerous if you are walking him. One time I walked a horse who was called crazy and liked to rear for no reason and he looked like he was going to come down on top of me so I put my head over the empty stall door and my arms behind my head but he did not get me. I had to walk up to him and turn him around because he had turned himself in the opposite direction. My stallion was taught not to rear before I got him.
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post #19 of 88 Old 11-19-2008, 07:52 PM
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I like bucks better, but one of the few times I've been reared with, the horse fell over ontop of me. Luckily we were near mud, so I fell into a mud puddle and like squished in, so when she fell ontop of me, it wasn't as bad.
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post #20 of 88 Old 11-19-2008, 08:08 PM
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I would rather have a rearer because I personally think that you can predict when their going to rear alot better then trying to know when their going to buck! Like for example when the horse starts throwing its head and getting prancy like kinda jumping then u probably know that there going to rear, but bucks can sometimes come out of no where
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