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post #1 of 12 Old 08-14-2010, 02:28 AM Thread Starter
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Can you please give me advice on what to do to stop my pony bucking and stop her from going crazy on Cross Country.

Lani....xX
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post #2 of 12 Old 08-14-2010, 05:13 AM
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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...

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post #3 of 12 Old 08-14-2010, 07:36 AM
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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.
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post #4 of 12 Old 08-14-2010, 07:55 AM
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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.

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

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post #5 of 12 Old 08-15-2010, 03:48 AM Thread Starter
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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!
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post #6 of 12 Old 08-15-2010, 04:25 AM
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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.
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post #7 of 12 Old 08-15-2010, 07:49 AM
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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,

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

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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.
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post #9 of 12 Old 08-16-2010, 03:36 AM Thread Starter
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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.

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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.
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