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post #1 of 6 Old 06-06-2010, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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Bucking Problem.

I have a appaloosa mare that is the typical mareish mare and has just recently starting bucking, and im sure its not the saddle as it fits properly and i am not sure if it is a sore back or something irratating her? she used to just to a little thing but now when i ride she gets all ancy when my friends older friend comes cantering up behind but she gives me no warning that she is coming and that is pretty careless.But Deltas a dream on the bit and when ridden alone its just when i ride with others.

But they arnt nasty bucks that she is trying to get me off i think they could be excitment? but not sure any advice guys?

I also get really nervous when i ride with my friends older friend and i dont feel comftable when riding cos its like she dosent care.
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post #2 of 6 Old 06-06-2010, 02:56 AM
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Kick her! Kick her like your brother just shot your dog in the foot!
Haha that's what Mark would say lol

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post #3 of 6 Old 06-06-2010, 12:54 PM
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If she starts bucking, make sure you pull her head up and back so she can't gain leverage and launch you out of the saddle. You don't want her to hurt you on accident.
Is she being terrorized by the other horses in the pasture? Is she at a new barn and wary of her surroundings? Those could be some reasons for her bucking.
Also is she crow hopping or full out bucking like bulls do? She could be crow hopping. One of my horses crow hops when she gets really over the top excited or when she has a bunch of built up energy from not being ridden enough.

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You can go down her spine with your hand applying moderate pressure with your fingers to each side of her spine. That will let you know if her back is sore.

Whenever she goes to buck, whatever you do, don't tighten both reins. That gives her something to brace against and can help her to buck harder. When she goes to buck, pick up one rein and bend her head around, then bump her with the inside leg and make her move in little bitty circles until she is breathing hard. After that, let her straighten out and try again. Do this every time she starts acting like she is going to buck and soon, it should stop that behavior completely.

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I got told to lock my rein behind my knee and turn her in tight circles, would that help but it could be crow hopping but then again she does put both legs in the air but not to get me off. we do know she bucks and pig roots when she gets excited.
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post #6 of 6 Old 06-07-2010, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Guys, Smrobs ill try and see if it is a sore back!
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