Bucking Horses

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding

Bucking Horses

This is a discussion on Bucking Horses within the Horse Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-14-2010, 03:28 AM
Bucking Horses

Hey there.
Can you please give me advice on what to do to stop my pony bucking and stop her from going crazy on Cross Country.

Sponsored Links
    08-14-2010, 06:13 AM
Hum well, you need to see a good trainer to help you but I can say: use your rein and put your horse nose close to his shoulder, he can't continue bucking you off this way.
Good luck, my pony is bucking too and it's not something easy...
    08-14-2010, 08:36 AM
Green Broke
For a problem like this you probably need a trainer.

Also - no one can help you with the little amount of information you provided. Its not just about stopping the behaviour - its about finding out why the behaviour occurs and changing the root of the problem.
    08-14-2010, 08:55 AM
Originally Posted by Saskia    
For a problem like this you probably need a trainer.

Also - no one can help you with the little amount of information you provided. Its not just about stopping the behaviour - its about finding out why the behaviour occurs and changing the root of the problem.
Well put and I agree. There are any number of reasons why a horse will buck and to cure it, you first need to know why otherwise you are treating the symptom and not the problem.
    08-15-2010, 04:48 AM
Well my farrier is a trainer/horse breaker/re educater so my mum asked him and her said its just plain naught behaviour because he watched me ride one day she bucked 20 times. He ask me to hop off, he checked my gear and everything else. He siad it was just plain naughty!
    08-15-2010, 05:25 AM
When does she buck? Is it when you're riding her away from her paddock/stable/barn/friends? Or when you put your leg on? When you ask her to move up a gait or come down? Does she buck on the lunge or with another rider?
We can't help with the very little information you have given.
    08-15-2010, 08:49 AM
Perhaps your farrier/trainer/horse breaker/re-educator should have given you advice. After all, he was there watching and his credentials certainly make him the one to ask. The answer "he is just being naughty" was certainly not a lot of help from an expert. What did he tell you to do?

"He checked my gear and every thing else" What, exactly, was "every thing else"? Did he check your horse's mouth? His back? Did he offer advise in how you were riding him? Did he ride your horse? Does your horse do this all the time or just on x-country? Was he fresh from being in the stall? Was he properly warmed up? Have you changed his feed? Etc, etc, etc,
    08-15-2010, 09:09 AM
First of all, its really hard to address these issues without knowing more information.

Assuming its just out of sheer unwillingness on the horse's behalf which I highly doubt because 99% of problems are caused by the rider or tack, the best advice I can give you is to ride them out. Most horses bucks with their head downs, so push your pony up into the bridle or engage their hind end. However, I have seen horses buck with their heads up.

There are many methods that people may give you and I think that its probably best you get a trainer. I knew a lady who'd hit her horse everytime he bucked and it solved the problem. I also have ridden out bucks and made the horse keep working the next gait up. There's no perfect solution and seeing as I don't know your horse I can't tell you what will work. I really suggest you get some more professional help.
    08-16-2010, 04:36 AM
My farrier is a pro. And yes he checked the tack, her mouth, her back, and he did ride her he said it wasn't the rider at all. No we don't have stables we have paddocks. And I got told to just be brave and ride her foward. She bucks any time any where. I had a fall of her the other day. She reared up then bucked jumped and I fell off them when she was coming down she missed my forehead by about 2 cm.

Lani ..xX
    08-16-2010, 04:54 AM
If she's as dirty about it as you say she is, there is really nothing anyone here can help you with other than generic advice. It is in your best interest, health and LIFE even, that you seek the assistance of a professional trainer, eyes on the ground are the best thing. I would also recommend having an experienced rider on her for a while, they won't come unstuck easily. If she's gotten you off through bucking, she'll try it again. I hope you got straight back on! I'd say she needs someone very gutsy with a backside of superglue, to get on her and set her straight. She needs to know that bucking is more uncomfortable for her than the rider, and that she'll tire before you do. There's lots of methods of doing this, you'll need to work with someone experienced to find out the best way of getting the buck out of her.
The behaviour is very dangerous, even more so if she's started to rear as well. Get some help from a professional, not a forum.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Would put some bucking horses to shame JustDressageIt Horse Pictures 22 03-23-2010 02:27 PM
Bucking... Britt Horse Riding 17 12-27-2008 03:24 AM
Bucking.. RusticWildFire Horse Training 34 10-14-2008 06:34 PM
Bucking....how and why?? TurnNBurn17 Western Riding 15 07-09-2008 07:03 PM
Bucking (not sure where to put this...) kitsox Horse Riding 6 05-20-2008 05:54 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:52 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0