Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sundre, Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
So this is a long story, sorry.
I bought North out of the meat pen last summer. I knew absolutly nothing about her at all and still don't. All I know is that she is 8 years old.
Of course like most horses do, she bucked the first time I threw the saddle on her.
But she did act as though she had done this all before.
-She took the bit willingly and never chomped on it,
-She stood steady while I tacked her up,
-She acted just right in the round pen.
But then it started to get carried away. She bucked the first 8 times I lunged her with the saddle. (I've never known a horse to buck more than the first few times)
So after she finally stopped bucking she was doing great. We did lots of ground work and she was proving to be a very smart mare. In December my sister came up and we put the first couple of rides on North.
The odd thing is, she acted like she had been broke before. So I roder her 4 more times in the pen, she offered to crow hop on me once but other than that she was perfect. I was opening gates of her back and she was already starting to neck rein. After one ride I had her moving away from leg pressure. I even took her out on a trai ride in the hayfeild and she did amazing!
I rode her last week and she was a bronc! It didn't matter what I did she bucked, while I was in the saddle and lunging her. I have no idea why.
-I pulled the tack twice (the same stuff I always use on her) and there was nothing wrong.
-It is not a pain issue.
-She is heard bound, very badly.
-She is bred for her first time, she's about a month along.
So yesterday I rode her again. Did our normal thing, lunging and then riding. And she did great! She was back to her perfect old self. She never once offered to buck. Even when I asked her to do something that she didn't really want to do she just balked slightly but didn't pull any stunts.
Anyways so my question is...
Who thinks that this horse has been broke and the ran her threw the sale because they could not get the buck out of her...
And who thinks that this horse is just a really smart, quick learner that still needs to test her rider now and again?