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        10-15-2008, 02:25 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    Best thing is sit deep and keep his head up but if he starts bucking start kicking the daylights out of him to move him forward bc they can't buck if theyre moving forward and by kicking him ur making it a painful experience so he wont do it ne more. I had an Irish sporthorse that was a dirty bucker, wouldnt show ne signs and would just start bucking like crazy so I started kicking and yelling one day and made him run with his head up till he got so tired he didnt have the strength to do anything else but stand, it scared him so bad he never did it again.
         
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        10-15-2008, 03:52 PM
      #12
    Foal
    You pretty much got it all right.

    I've sat many bucks, and actually am the guinea pig that my friends use when resolving bucking issues, because for some reason I'm able to stick like glue to a saddle.

    Usually whenever I feel a horse about to explode, or buck, I sit super deep in the saddle, shove my heels down as far as I can, and just sit back and wait.
    You've just got to be prepared for either the buck or rear, and make adjustments for both. Plenty of times I've had horses rear first, then take off on a bucking tangent. You've just gotta pretty much go with the flow and remember to keep your balance with the horse, because that's normally how people get thrown. When the horse goes up, you lean forward. When they go down (head down & bucking) you lean back.

    As long as you keep him from getting his head down, he shouldn't be able to process too big of a buck, which will be easier to hang onto. Normally when they rear first then go right into bucks is when you can expect a big explosion because they're able to throw their heads down then.

    And I like what another person said on here... about turning him in a tight circle. If you feel him start to clam up, or start to tense up to buck, turn him in a tight circle. Once he learns that you've got his number, it should fix the problem.

    Good luck!
         
        10-15-2008, 04:32 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Just wanted to add that after you finish sitting your buck...make the booger work!!!

    It frustrates me sometimes to see someone stick with it through the hard part (the bucking fit) - and then they stop or get off when the horse is done :roll:
         

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