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    11-14-2011, 05:56 PM
  #1
Foal
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I have recently bought a new pony, but I have been riding him for over a year now and a little while a go he had a mental stage and kicked me off 3 times in about 2 months and I haven't really ridden him since incase he does it again. I don't really want to be injured for work or anything. Anyone can help? Please feel free to reply
     
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    11-14-2011, 06:19 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Usually there is a reason a horse acts like this, they don't just go through "mental stages" at least not repeatedly.

So you need to find out what caused him to act like this. Could he be in pain from a poorly fitted saddle? Other tack problems? Could he have a sore back? Or do his teeth need to be done? Maybe he doesn't respect you, and has taken advantage of you.

Although, the problem you face now is that, regardless of the cause, your pony has learned that if he throws you off he doesn't have to work, and may very well throw you off again

So, in my opinion, there are two things you need to do. First, you need to discover the source of the original problem and fix it. Second, you need to retrain him so he learns that he can not throw you off and he cannot get out of work.

Although, as he has succeeded in throwing you repeatedly, you will likely need the help of a trainer so that you can fix this problem.
     
    11-15-2011, 05:56 AM
  #3
Foal
I have had his saddle done and everything checked. I am also trying to get my confidence back after him throwing me off many times in a row.
     
    11-15-2011, 05:22 PM
  #4
Banned
Have you had a vet check? Sounds like having a trainer come out with be good for both you and Pony.
     
    11-15-2011, 06:27 PM
  #5
Showing
Do some groundwork by getting him to move his hiney sideways. Give him about 4' of lead rope and lightly tap his hip. He'll likely move forward and that's ok, just work at getting him to move his hindquarters over. You will notice that he has to bend his neck to circle you. When the two of you are fairly proficient at this, you will then do this from the saddle. Bend his head until you can see his eye, then use your leg to move his hindquarters. By doing this you are causing him to step under himself and he's unable to buck. Practise this for a few days, riding just a few strides then bending him and moving his hip. He is working harder when doing this so he should become more cooperative. I wouldn't ask for more than a walk for the next half dozen rides.
     

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