Originally Posted by MelissaAnn
Yes, I know that a tie down won't prevent a horse from bucking. But just riding through the bucking isnt going to prevent them from bucking either. Just trying to minimize injury, people. But that is a topic for a different thread.
I don't think I understand. How, exactly, is a tie down supposed to minimize injury on a bucking horse? It doesn't stop him from bucking or make it harder for him, it doesn't keep him from flipping over if he takes a mind to, it won't stop him from falling or bucking into a fence or off a cliff or into the side of the barn if he is so inclined. So, what is it supposed to do that will "minimize injury"?