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  • What causes a horse to be unbalanced on one rein

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    03-01-2012, 04:10 PM
  #21
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Corporal    
Your horse needs more basic training. You shouldn't have to ride out your horse's bucks. It's up to you to do more training. Your horse is telling you if he is nervous about being ridden. NO horse will just throw you "out of the blue" without signaling first. Think about what sets him off. I would take him back several steps in his training and solidify his ground behavior and his behavior under saddle before you mount. It makes you smarter to look back at your friend's injuries and realize that you don't have to end up hurt by your own horse.
Look into ground training. It's always better for a fresh horse to buck on the lunge and get under your control that way, than to wonder when he's going to act up.

Oh, I thought I stated that when he's being lunged he bucks cause he's fresh? He hasn't bucked under saddle in well over 8 months, and that was my error.
This is just a thread of me being paranoid that something will happen because "bad things come in threes" and horses are unpredictable. I haven't really had any problems with this horse under saddle that wasn't corrected with some leg.
Other horses however...
     
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    03-01-2012, 04:32 PM
  #22
Banned
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Originally Posted by mystykat    
I suppose I use that term very loosely. She was trying to ask for a one rein stop but the horse I suppose spun around, I wasn't there - just know what I was told
This is a general comment about the one-rein stop in general and not directed at you or your friend.

The one rein stop keeps getting brought up around here as something every rider should know to control a runaway horse.

And every time it gets brought up, I, and a few others, always say the same thing: one-rein stops just suck because they unbalance the horse when you crank his neck over to one side. When a horse is unbalanced like that one of three things have about an equal chance of happening:

1) Horse slows down and stops.

2) Horse loses balance and crashes to the ground from a gallop or canter with you on top.

3) Horse keeps running with his head all the way over without slowing. Now what?

I'd rather have a better than 1 in 3 chance of things going right for me.

I'd rather use a pulley rein stop which places a tremendous amount of punishment on the mouth without unbalancing the horse along with leg aids to try to make the horse circle.
     
    03-01-2012, 04:37 PM
  #23
Weanling
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Originally Posted by mildot    
This is a general comment about the one-rein stop in general and not directed at you or your friend.

The one rein stop keeps getting brought up around here as something every rider should know to control a runaway horse.

And every time it gets brought up, I, and a few others, always say the same thing: one-rein stops just suck because they unbalance the horse when you crank his neck over to one side. When a horse is unbalanced like that one of three things have about an equal chance of happening:

1) Horse slows down and stops.

2) Horse loses balance and crashes to the ground from a gallop or canter with you on top.

3) Horse keeps running with his head all the way over without slowing. Now what?

I'd rather have a better than 1 in 3 chance of things going right for me.

I'd rather use a pulley rein stop which places a tremendous amount of punishment on the mouth without unbalancing the horse along with leg aids to try to make the horse circle.

Thanks for the insight. I have never been in a situation where I have need to stop a horse who's bolting or just running away with me.. This makes absolute sense. I'm going to pass it along to my friend as well.
     
    03-01-2012, 04:55 PM
  #24
Green Broke
Mystykat, my advice is the same. I was rather fearless until my gelding threw me in 2004 and broke my humerous. (In May, so it blew my riding season that year. =/
It has taken me several years to get my confidence back and I take my young gelding's training slowly.
You are feeding fear. IMO, you need to go back over everything you do with your horse until you are really sure he won't do something screwball. It's not 100%, but I can tell you, I owned several finished horses--"Corporal" was a finished horse at 5yo, one year after I bought him--and you can trust them, but young horses need many more hours of training than people may think they do.
I think that Ken McNabb said it best: "Work them _____ until your are so bored and your horse is doing_________SO WELL, that you move on.." (to the next skill.)
THIS will give you back your confidence that has been shaken by your friend's accident.
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    03-01-2012, 06:09 PM
  #25
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Corporal    
mystykat, my advice is the same. I was rather fearless until my gelding threw me in 2004 and broke my humerous. (In May, so it blew my riding season that year. =/
It has taken me several years to get my confidence back and I take my young gelding's training slowly.
You are feeding fear. IMO, you need to go back over everything you do with your horse until you are really sure he won't do something screwball. It's not 100%, but I can tell you, I owned several finished horses--"Corporal" was a finished horse at 5yo, one year after I bought him--and you can trust them, but young horses need many more hours of training than people may think they do.
I think that Ken McNabb said it best: "Work them _____ until your are so bored and your horse is doing_________SO WELL, that you move on.." (to the next skill.)
THIS will give you back your confidence that has been shaken by your friend's accident.

Thanks for the advice It's winter anyways and freezing cold so it will be fine to continue becoming solid on things before the weather gets nice!
I think a lot of it is just being silly on my behalf, because I don't think he'd actually do anything really...but I still get scared that he will. I know it's completely contradictory...
It's kind of the same as when I watched Predator the first time.. When I got home my dad had to come out and stand on the deck while on the phone to me while I walked to the house cause I was sooo scared something was in the dark waiting to get me... but obviously there is no "Predator".. I have silly irrational fears. I think I just need a good smack upside the head sometimes haha.
     

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