Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Cuyahoga Falls, OH
I've ridden horses before that have gone a year or more without a rider and none of them has ever bucked. This makes me think, he might not have been well trained from the beginning, or it could be a medical issue. Or, he just needs to find his balance again, but the bucking is totally uncalled for, in my book.
I would just start him from the beginning, as if he has never even had a rider on him, since that's the way he is acting. Lots of ground work with and without a saddle. I'd even have another person out there with me to lunge him around with me on their back...after lots of ground work. Before I get on though, I'd put some weight on him such as sand bags or something like that to put over the saddle and let them hang on either side of him, and work him like that before I'd get on, just to get him used to some weight and find his balance that way too. Tie the things down though, so they're not hitting him or so it doesn't fly off if he decides to buck. Good Luck, and stay SAFE!!!!
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