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  • How do you punish a horse after he bucks you off?
  • Waht to do for a horse that accasionaly bucks

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    05-30-2013, 06:20 PM
  #21
Trained
I hate to have a horse buck bc it shows that I've skipped parts of his training. :/
But, when it has happened, my first impulse is to circle and beat the living snot out of the offending horse. We circle until I decide I'm a little tired, then we circle in the other direction. I WANT my horse to understand that he just committed a felony. Then, I dismount and we school as if we are in advanced stages of preparing for the Tevis Cup!
You HAVE to punish this behavior. The bucking will just get worse and you'll just get hurt. Either you punish it, or put out $'s with a trainer to tease for a buck and punish it.
It's ALWAYS best when your horse NEVER experiences a desire to buck under saddle and just bucks out in the pasture, with his buddies.
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    05-30-2013, 07:11 PM
  #22
Yearling
Just drive him forward. They aren't mean bucks, they're play bucks and young horses will kick up their heels sometimes. Don't interrupt your work, just drive him forward. Don't give it any more extra attention other than driving him forward an reminding him of his job.

Remember to sit back, keep your heels down and giggle.
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    05-30-2013, 07:16 PM
  #23
Yearling
Corp, I've ridden plenty of bad bucks where I've punished them with work for bucking. If a buck turns mean, they get it. This is a baby buck. They sometimes get excited because they are babies.

There's a difference between "get off my back!" And "woohoo! That was fun!". They will grow out of the latter once they learn to control their excitement.

I've seen Grand Prix jumpers buck in the competition arena due to excitement. It doesn't mean that Grand Prix 6ft Olympic jumper is trained badly and missing holes, and you certainly won't see the rider punish for that type of buck. They remind the horse of their job, drive it forward and take the next jump.
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    05-30-2013, 09:37 PM
  #24
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Copperhead    
Corp, I've ridden plenty of bad bucks where I've punished them with work for bucking. If a buck turns mean, they get it. This is a baby buck. They sometimes get excited because they are babies.

There's a difference between "get off my back!" And "woohoo! That was fun!". They will grow out of the latter once they learn to control their excitement.

I've seen Grand Prix jumpers buck in the competition arena due to excitement. It doesn't mean that Grand Prix 6ft Olympic jumper is trained badly and missing holes, and you certainly won't see the rider punish for that type of buck. They remind the horse of their job, drive it forward and take the next jump.
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Excellent post Copperhead! This horse is one of my favorite buckers. I appreciate his scope and admire is rider's cool. No one should suggest this horse lacks training.
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    05-30-2013, 10:51 PM
  #25
Yearling
Make sure the saddle fits right. A horse will buck if the saddle is pinching or making pressure-points somewhere.

And if the saddle is fine, then...

A horse can't buck or rear if it's moving forward with its head in a good position. Get back on. Any incling of bucking, you pull the head up, give leg to move forward, and a swat with the crop to tell him that's NOT OK.
     
    05-30-2013, 11:19 PM
  #26
Green Broke
You said he was bucks when you canter and when he was doing hill work.
My 1st suspicion would be saddle fit as well.
My 2nd thought is that he is green and hasn't learned enough about balancing a rider.
In that case, I wouldn't make too much of a fuss, give him a nudge and ride through it. I would then repeat the action like going up a hill until he did it without bucking.
     
    05-31-2013, 12:30 AM
  #27
Weanling
The saddle is a type of self-adjusting multi fit saddle that can change to fit almost any horse. Even so, every time I tack Luca up, I make sure that it all fits well and nothing his pinching him. He has only done a buck on hill work ONCE, the other times were just greenie bucks when I was riding him around a corner and he got really excited so he just threw in some happy little bucks. It has been a while since he's done that. I'm going to do some hill work today, too. Let's see how it goes!
     

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