Hey guys I have had my gelding for almost 2 yrs now and really I am much, much more comfortable now than when I first got him and learning alot, wanting to run him some, ect. I never really wanted to run him at first to be honest and just wanted a nice pleasure riding horse. I recently went on a trail ride and saw how some of the guys horses looked and basically they told me in order to get my horses front end muscles to come out he needs to be ridden regularly and worked out. I must agree that last year he really didnt get ridden too much. Probably once a month is how much I rode him last yr with it being maybe twice a month from Jan 2012 to when it started to get hot. Now I will definitely try to ride him at the least twice a month with the goal being once a week. I have noticed in my last 6 times of riding him that when knudging him to make him gallop, he throws his back legs out sometimes as in I guess a mini buck.
Yesterday after about 40 mins of riding him, galloping some , walking, trotting, when I went from a walk to a gallop he bucked a few times and I came off. It didnt at first seem to be harsh enough for me to come off but I did and it wasnt a bad fall or anything, just a slight calf sprain. I tried to hold the reins as I came off but he got loose and went back to the house. I don't have a back strap though I need to get one. I went back to the house which was maybe 100 yds, got him, got back on him and rode some more. I didnt gallop because my buttocks and groin area had just a slight pain. After riding him for about 20 more minutes I lunged him in the area where he bucked. I lunged him in the saddle and bridle for about 10 minutes at a pretty intense pace. He was washed down in sweat when done.
I guess any more pointers you can give me on the bucking will help. I saw the other guys thread but hadnt had time to read it and didnt know what was similiar between my situation and his so I wanted to explain mine.