Ok, I'm back... Very yummy steak!
She bucks all the time, especially when she doesn't want to go faster and you make her or when she doesn't want to slow down and you make her, and pretty much anything else she doesn't want to do that you make her do she will throw you.
LOL! Oh yeah! I do two things for the bucking on the lunge. 1. If she is bucking out of disrespect, as in I don't wanna, I make her run. At least two full circles at a run, which is basically I chase her as I free lunge (I get dizzy on the line.) Well, move behind her with a dressage whip, and hit the ground with it. Then back to walk. Then I ask and insist on an outside turn. I move toward her head which turns her to the outside. If she refuses, she has to run.
2. If her bucking is "joy of life" or she just isn't getting the picture, then when she bucks I stop her right there. Whoa. Then move off again I also always yell augggh.
I really recommend "Lyons on Horses" by John Lyons as it really tells you how to do the ground work, and how to teach them to give to pressure. There are many other ways, but I don't like the Parelli games, and some of Clint Andersons methods just don't seem to work for me. I like the results, just not the methods.
Anyway, the lunging, either free or on line really reaches them. Email me if you want to: CCDesert@msn.com
I'll get back to you as soon as I can, my Mom (I'm 51, but I live with my mom, it's cheaper. :) ,) is going to have breast cancer surgery next Fri. so I may not get on much for a few days after that... But until then, I usually am on the internet. It's my down time.
I've been working with Christy for about 1 1/2 years, although much of that time either she has been sick, (lame, or tying-up...) or I have been ill, or the weather has been bad...
Still, she is great, we only have some barn sour issues right now since she has been in her corral for the past few months. I worked with her some today, and she was fantastic. So, I guess I have learned more than I thought. Which makes me really happy. I've been around horses for a long time, but not trained them from scratch!
Here we are last spring.