Since I have broken in my gelding, Luca, he has ever really done anything REALLY BAD. A few suspicious shying episodes here and there, but once I ride past the "scary thing", he calms down immediately and never has a prob with it the next time I ride him near it. He also gives some "greenie bucks" VERY rarely, but I really don't want this becoming a habit. The only bucks I've ever had from him were when I was cantering him around a corner and ONCE when I was galloping up a hill, he slipped a bit and gave a surprised buck. And those aren't the types of bucks that want to get rid of the rider, his bucks are VERY easy to ride and he only does ONE buck in a bucking episode. Just one playful, happy buck. But I don't want him thinking that this is okay...I know how ugly things could get for us. So...what should I do after he has bucked? When he did that buck up the hill, I immediately pulled up his head, slowed him down to a trot, then a walk and turned him around and went slowly down the hill and then repeated the gallop up. He didn't buck then. Did I do the right thing? What do you do after your horse (or any horse you ride) has bucked?