I am terrified of bucking horses, always have been, but I have never actually given up like I did with this one. He was a 16.3hh OTTB 4yrs old. I understand horses go through stages of "meaness" and definitely his 4th yr was one of them.
We sold him because he started going after the broodmare(which no horse has ever had the courage to do) while she had a foal by her side and in foal.
I think the issue with him deterred me from riding. My fear of bucking simplely increased with this horse.
We now have this 6yrs Standardbred mare (currently racing) that I am being encouraged to start with. She is a bit of a diva...hates the girth being done up or having her udders cleaned but generally is a sweet mare.
I plan on starting her in the spring as we have no where to really ride in the winter. Does anyone have any words of encouragement or ways to get over my fear of bucking? I've never been scared of riding in my 16 yrs of doing it but after my last horse I am a bit skeptical...any help?