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post #1 of 11 Old 06-20-2012, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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first ride on the colt

well I put the first ride on my colt today!!! Pretty excited about that. But we really just walked. When we went to a trot she would kick up with her back legs like a bronc and my mom yelled and wouldn't let me go above a walk. So my question is.. do I just let her do that and ride her through it or should I try and stop that by pulling her head around?
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post #2 of 11 Old 06-20-2012, 10:06 PM
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I just ride though it so they learn that them doing that wont get them out of work.
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post #3 of 11 Old 06-20-2012, 10:28 PM
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Letting your horse buck usually is not good. So to break them of the bad habit I spin them in a circle then trot off again or whack them in the neck and yell knock it off. Letting them keep on bucking will get them thinking they can do it all the time, which is a no no. Hope this helps and good luck
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post #4 of 11 Old 06-20-2012, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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do you do that even for young horses? I realize that for older horses but thought it may be different for young just being broke horses?
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yes unless that horse is very sensistive, because you want to break the bad behavior at a young age, so I do suggest spinning in a circle. Something that lets them know there not supposed to buck. Is the colt lazy or energetic?
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I have broke many horses. That being said I would push her to the trot and when she does any action you don't like turn her and start the other way. Put them feet to work when she does anything but go forward willingly.
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post #7 of 11 Old 06-20-2012, 11:02 PM
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staying on is the only way to solve bucking. Doing things like 1 rein stop or pulling their head up and having them go forward more or doing a tight circle might make it easier to stay on, but they don't solve bucking directly, they just help prevent you from falling off as the horse won't be in an effective shape to buck hard.

It's when they realise that bucking gets rid of the person on them that chronic problems happen, so as long as you don't get dumped then it'll get easier over time.
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post #8 of 11 Old 06-20-2012, 11:06 PM
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the only reason you pull the horse in a circle is so they stop bucking!!!!! Letting a horse buck as long as it wants does not teach it.!!! They needto know not to buck
. That's why I also whack the horse. Don't let the horse keep bucking youll only get hurt
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post #9 of 11 Old 06-20-2012, 11:09 PM
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There is a difference between kicking out and actual bucking.
Either way you need to know why the colt is doing either before you can effectively solve the problem.
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post #10 of 11 Old 06-20-2012, 11:17 PM
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well when she says like a bronc it leads me to think buckingg...... :)
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