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    07-26-2011, 10:53 PM
Survived my first "evil pony"!

So there is a lesson horse at my barn, and he is known as the "Dr. Jeckell and Mr. Duncan" hahaha. He is the perfect little lesson horse until a switch flips and something sets him off.

In my lesson today, we were doing squares around half the ring to work on keeping a horse straight between my legs. When we got to the wall at one point, Duncan wanted to turn right and I wanted him to turn left, and he had a FIT. He started bucking and bucking, just being totally naughty.

And I didn't even blink! I just sat up and pulled him in and had him under control and four feet on the ground within 15 seconds. I have never had to deal with a mean bucker before, only like one or two bucks if a horse gets excited or scared, but Duncan wanted me OFF.

I was really really proud of myself for how I handled it :) And so was my trainer!
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    07-29-2011, 01:45 PM
Thats a bad pony. There is a pony at a place where my cousin rides and I don't remember its name but the kids get on it and it bucks them off one by one! And Gretchen my cousin posted the video of this in You Tube. I will try to find it if I do ill post it here.
    07-30-2011, 09:04 PM
Good for you for staying on, and handling the situation.
    07-31-2011, 10:39 PM
Haha good job with staying on!! Ponies hate me! They always want me off.
    08-01-2011, 07:05 PM
Think of it from his point of view - he's tired of all the ring work and the bronc act has likely unseated more than a few riders.
    08-02-2011, 10:01 AM
Saddlebag, Yeah, that's why my trainer was happy that I didn't let him get me off. That would only have encouraged his bad behavior.

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