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    05-18-2008, 01:45 AM
Bucking (not sure where to put this...)

Hey guys, after a "interesting" day today with a young horse at a local ribbon day which was mainly him spending the whole time bucking because has been on too much green grass and hasnt been ridden much lately.
How do you ride bucks?
Eg. Normally I just push forward and pull their heads up, but today he needed to get it out of his system so I just let him have rein and buck all he wanted, my reasoning: pulling his head up would have been shortening him and containing that energy and making him want to be sillier, so letting him get it out of his system got it over with.
How do you deal with your horse when this happens?
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    05-18-2008, 01:53 AM
I would never let bucking be acceptable! That teaches them it's okay. I bring the horse in a very small circle and disengage their hindquarter, and make them work hard for misbehaving. I would them make the horse work hard (not bucking) to get rid of that excess energy. Bucking is an unacceptable behavior that should be corrected every time the horse engages in it, making them work harder for the misbehaviour - the extra work means bucking really wasn't worth it.
Hope this helped.
    05-18-2008, 03:36 AM
Yeah, next time don't allow him to buck. ;) Or it will become a habit. He'll take advantage of it. :( Keep turning in circles, & disengaging the hindquarter. ;)
If you keep letting him buck, things will get ugly!
    05-18-2008, 09:53 AM
Green Broke
I couldn't agree more with everyone else! I don't care how much energy a horse has, it is NEVER ok to buck! (if they're on a lunge line it's ok and I let them get it all out) The second they buck I do a hard one rein stop. 1. To stop the behavior asap. 2. They can't buck with their head up. Then I work them HARD. One of my favs to get a horse tired quickly is to do a HUGE extended trot down the long side of the arena, then really collect them down the short side. Or there have been times when I'm just feeling a little lazy and I just galloped my horse around the arena too. But the extending/collecting exercise really gives them a work out and actually teaches them something.
    05-18-2008, 11:26 AM
Originally Posted by upnover
One of my favs to get a horse tired quickly is to do a HUGE extended trot down the long side of the arena, then really collect them down the short side.
Yes! Doing this is great work for burning off excess energy!
    05-19-2008, 09:11 AM
We are having that same problem with Twister. He is full, fat and happy and decided that he wants to buck. Which is TOTALLY not ok. We went and got the lunge line and worked it out of him. (also gave us time to shake off the fall). IF I had an arena to ride in I would have done an extended trot or galloped him. Since he is a QH and he is holding true to his quarter mile name it doesn't take him long to figure out that he doesn't want to work that hard.
    05-20-2008, 04:54 AM
This is something I wanted to learn too

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