The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training


This is a discussion on bucking within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category

Like Tree15Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-29-2012, 08:00 AM

Ok so I decided to sell Muss because of the sudden bucking and throwing my friend the other day but I've just realised my friend was wearing spurs. Its hit me like a iceberg hit the titanic(just trying to express how hard this has hit me) that he probably did the whole thing because he's never had spurs on him ever. His old owner has had him his whole life and said he's never acted like that even when he got broken in. And he's only 6 years old so there so much that could be the reason, plus he's sore in one side of his bum at the moment(waiting for chiro)
I still have to sell him because of everything, but I really do think this might have been the reason, what do you guys think?
Sponsored Links
    04-29-2012, 08:10 AM
That would be a very plausible reason, combined with the fact that he hadn't cantered in awhile, is green, and just got over an injury.

My horse apparently (never tried as I don't wear spurs) would throw a huge fit when a spur brushed his side as in the past he was damaged by spurs (amongst other things) so for him it brought back horrid memories.
kitten_Val likes this.
    04-29-2012, 09:05 AM
I know lots of horses that buck with spurs on. Personally that would be something I would de-sensitize a little but just so a horse takes new things in stride without having freak-out moments. That said- I have noticed most horses that buck hard enough to throw a rider with spurs the rider is using them incorrectly.
FaydesMom likes this.
    04-29-2012, 10:59 AM
Has this been an onging problem, the bucking?

The Titanic hit an iceberg, not the other way around.
    04-29-2012, 11:01 AM
Maybe you should consider selling your friend instead :-D
FaydesMom likes this.
    04-29-2012, 01:08 PM
Green Broke
Has his sheath been cleaned? That will cause a horse to go into bucking fit too.
    04-29-2012, 09:41 PM
I wouldn't be rushing into selling him because of this. All horses can buck, if there's discomfort or stress.
You say he hasn't had spurs on him before, he's young, he's a sensitive tb. Yep, they can and will buck if you shock them with the spur. And sore in the hind end, so he's being spurred, he's sore behind - I know I'd try to buck someone off if I was in that position ;)

Get that soreness fixed before you do anything. If you want to spur train him, find a good rider that won't get flung off and knows how to control a buck, and use roller spurs not dummys or rowels.

THEN make your assessment on selling him. Right now, if you advertise him, you MUST tell potential buyers that he recent bucked someone off, and that he's sore. I wouldn't want to sell a horse like that, personally. Fix the problem, then look at selling if you still have to.
    04-29-2012, 10:01 PM
Green Broke
I don't understand why you have to sell your horse because he bucked your friend off. Really you both are at fault if it was because of the spurs. Your friend should have asked if it was broke to spurs and you should have noticed she was wearing spurs in the first place.

Either way the horse should get broke to spurs
Posted via Mobile Device
Kayty and Skyseternalangel like this.
    04-29-2012, 10:11 PM
The thing with spurs is, when a horse goes to buck, the most natural inclination is for the rider to hold in with their leg. What's the first thing that happens? The spur gets dug into the horse's side, making them buck even more and even harder in order to release from the pressure. The correct thing to do when a horse starts bucking off your spur is to release the leg pressure entirely, and not a lot of riders are advanced in their seat to do this. Seen it happen a million times.
    04-29-2012, 10:15 PM
Green Broke
^ that's oh so wrong. When the horse goes to buck you release your leg? No! That's rewarding the horse for bucking. The way you desensitize a horse to spurs is by using them until the horse gets over it. Everytime you release pressure any kind of pressure the horse learns something.. Horses don't learn by getting baby sat. They learn by making mistakes and being corrected. So if you put your spur on the horse an everytime it bucks you release, what is that teaching the horse? To buck.
Posted via Mobile Device

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bucking? help please!! KawaiiCharlie Horse Riding 25 11-23-2010 04:16 PM
Bucking... Britt Horse Riding 17 12-27-2008 03:24 AM
Bucking.. RusticWildFire Horse Training 34 10-14-2008 06:34 PM
Bucking?? free_sprtd Horse Training 10 09-16-2008 11:48 PM
Bucking....how and why?? TurnNBurn17 Western Riding 15 07-09-2008 07:03 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:23 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0