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    04-13-2011, 06:57 PM
Bucking when asked to canter

I have had my horse about 2 months and he just started bucking when asked to canter. Most of the time he just pins his ears but he sometimes bucks. What can I do to get him to stop pinning his ears and sometimes bucking? Thanks.
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    04-13-2011, 09:48 PM
Sounds like a pain issue.

Does the saddle fit him properly? If you're not sure, I suggest conferring with a saddle fitter or a knowledgeable horsey friend who could help you with saddle fit.
    04-13-2011, 10:47 PM
I agree with strange. Its a pain issue.
    04-14-2011, 01:00 AM
How old is the horse, and how long has he been broken in?

What do you do when he bucks?
    04-14-2011, 01:24 AM
My horse does that sometimes and its not a pain issue, next time I would lunge him first both ways walk,trot,canter. If he is sound...ect then get one and do circles. If he doent want to trot or canter give him a flick of a whip. He could still be testing you
    04-14-2011, 01:26 AM
My mare would buck when not when worked out regularly--even if she was warmed up. Daily riding for a period and a couple years older and she is fine.
    04-14-2011, 01:27 AM
Originally Posted by BJJ    
My mare would buck when not when worked out regularly--even if she was warmed up. Daily riding for a period and a couple years older and she is fine.
My horse is the same, if he isnt ridden regularly he acts like a moron
    04-14-2011, 01:37 AM
Green Broke
My mare does this. I finaly figued out that she doesn't like to have any lower leg on her when asked to canter.
    04-14-2011, 01:37 AM
I would rule out pain before just chalking it up to testing the rider. I would get your saddle checked first and if that's okay'd, I'd call a chiro. My mare did the same thing when I first got her and turns out her hip was out of place. A quick pop back in and she was loping like a champ.
    04-14-2011, 02:25 AM
There are too many variables here to give a good answer. Do you just ask for the canter? Or did you give your horse warning with a sitting trot first?
Does the saddle fit? Back pain? Does your horse do this on the lunge? How much free time does he get in a pasture?

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