How do you get your horse to stop bucking?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding

How do you get your horse to stop bucking?

This is a discussion on How do you get your horse to stop bucking? within the Horse Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • How do you get a horse to stop bucking when you first get on
  • How to make a horse quit bucking

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-13-2011, 04:18 PM
  #1
Banned
How do you get your horse to stop bucking?

Latley,My Fresian/Quarter Horse Gelding Joey has been bucking during Barrel Practice.And its ALWAYS after we turn the second barrel and heading for the last one.And what he does is that he stops,then starts to buck like crazy.And luckily I am NOT injured.But he just,bucks like CRAZY, as If I am a threat to him.What can I do to have him stop??? Or let me know what makes him buck like this?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    04-13-2011, 04:24 PM
  #2
Weanling
Are you using a spur? Whip? What are you doing when he does this/right before? Are you positive he's in no pain?
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    04-13-2011, 04:56 PM
  #3
Showing
If it's certain it isn't a pain issue, keep his nose from going between his knees and push him through it. Make bucking equal hard work. I do have to ask at practice are you full out running him everytime? Kinda sounds like he's anticipating getting what he wants (run) and deciding he doesn't want to finish the course just wants to have the fun part. If that could be the case only walk\trot your patterns and focus on having nice turns and take running out of the equation. When we ran barrels when I was younger we were only allowed to open them up in competition. I had a mare that would do the same in poles, she was a rip. I made her walk only (even at a few shows and yes we looked like idiots) and she changed her tune.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    04-13-2011, 05:06 PM
  #4
Banned
I use my legs and the reins.And don't worry,I do NOT slap my horse with the reins.I simply brush the side of him with them (:
     
    04-13-2011, 05:08 PM
  #5
Banned
I think I will use the trotting and the walking,Before the galloping.And Joey is not the kind of horse who would play during work.He is just down right serious when it comes to this.So I have no idea why he does this,Unless he's getting excited.I don't know.But I will try the walking (:
     
    04-13-2011, 05:23 PM
  #6
Started
I check for pain. Then i'd make sure you're not running barrels regularly esp at speed....practice comes from working at different gaits and not overtraining the pattern and MOST importantly, not running the pattern frequently. Actually you should only actually RUN very rarely othewise you risk burning out your horse (which to be honest it sounds like what you did). Back to basics, work on speed rating and on the training exercises for barrels rather than the pattern repeatedly - horses get bored with the same thing over and over and get burnt out just like anyone else.
     
    04-13-2011, 05:25 PM
  #7
Showing
If he enjoys his job & is serious about it, I would really lean towards anticipating. Breaking it back down to basics will make him have to think a little differently and return his focus to you for guidance. You might also switch which barrel you start with so it's not the same each time. Good luck, hope you get him worked through it!
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    04-13-2011, 05:29 PM
  #8
Trained
Is the second barrel a different direction turn than barrels 1 & 3? If so, it does sound like he may have just tweaked something on that side. Sorry, don't know squat about barrel racing other than there are three of them!
     
    04-13-2011, 05:38 PM
  #9
Banned
Your right Cj82sky.Latley,I have been worried about the times on my Barrels.I have three other horses so I will train them.Ti give Joey a break (: and to MHfoundation Quarter Horses.I think I should just fix on one barrel instead of all threee of them.Thank you so much guys!
     
    04-14-2011, 10:25 PM
  #10
Banned
OK, I don't know what the rules are about calling people out here, but I hate to see people wasting time responding in earnest to what amounts to a troll.

Either you don't own the horses you say you have or you're just having loads of fun posting pictures that "look" like them but aren't them at all. And clearly most of what you've said so far is a lie. I see someone (either you or a moderator) already pulled the picture of "your horse" (actually someone else winning a big barrel race in another state, after I tracked down the image source), and now you're saying that Joey, who was first a Quarter Horse registered as The Phantom, is actually a Friesian cross gelding....

Joey the horse

Then why does one picture show "him" with a foal? Clearly it's a photo of a mare. And here is "his" other picture, listed as a Quarter Horse stallion, from a stock photo site: Black Quarter Horse Stallion, Longmont, Colorado, USA Photographic Print by Carol Walker at Art.com

It's really not cool to make stuff up and lie on the 'net, when it's so so easy to find out the truth.
     

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

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

Log-in

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
How do I stop my daughters shetland from bucking from trot to canter? anxiousmum Horse Riding 4 03-23-2011 02:58 PM
Bucking Non Stop! CambriaStables Horse Training 40 03-15-2011 12:38 PM
Bucking begins when my horse thinks it is time to stop riding... Pumba English Riding 16 01-13-2011 11:25 AM
Taylor wont stop bucking :( JumperGirl Horse Training 11 10-31-2010 06:49 PM
How do I get my new horse to stop bucking? cloudkisser Horse Training 4 10-02-2010 03:32 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0