Originally Posted by badger101
Im sorry but this horse used to be a champion barrel racer, not tryin to be mean but this horse is worth more then what the price is.
That is way too much for a horse that hurt your dad. Let's be realistic here, the horse may have been a champion barrel horse. But he is not any longer and needs to be treated and priced like an unbroken or green broke horse. What I'm guessing may have happened is that your dad threw the saddle on Bandit, cut him in half and stepped on. Any horse that has been turned out for that long And brought in to ride has the likelihood of bucking. You need to start again from the ground, saddle him, but him up, work him around in the round pen. Soften him up, work on flexing. Get him soft in the face again so you can pull him up if he decides to buck. Maybe have your dad lead you around on his back to get him used to carrying weight again. Until you get this done, don't sell him as a champion barrel horse, that's asking for trouble, sell him as a once broken horse, in need of a refresher.