OK, so I'm debating to offer some help to a friend who has been bucked off her haflinger three times. As I posted elsewhere, we have determined that this is a behavioral issue, not pain or fear.
I've never seen him buck, but she says that he doesn't get his head down, so I think they must be what I call "crow hops" -- that I can deal with no problem. However, if he gets into some serious bucking, it's been a while since I've had to deal with that. Any tips on staying on and controlling the bucks? My thoughts are: keep his attention on me, keep his head up, keep my seat down, low and back and keep my hands and heals down. Anything else? This weekend may be the time, so any advice is appreciated!