My mom said she only bucked at the end and no she doesnt always back. She was running me at anouther horse o.o! SHe wouldnt have stopped if I didnt fall off. And they werent really 'bucks' they were just large kick outs lol! It was every few minutes.
Someone at the barn was like "you could have stayed on" IM like yea were at nice easy walk then WOO there we go I go flying back.. I really couldnt have stayed on but what ever cause she's so good -.-
If you board this horse, just ask around about a trainer. Otherwise get online and look in your area for a trainer. I will talk to the lady that I know and see if she is interested in taking in your mare, whether you trade her for another horse, are interested in mine, or just want to pay her to try and work out the kinks and keep your mare. You should be able to find someone who is a good trainer around there. When you do, ask around and see if anyone knows of them and make sure they have good references. Some people claim to be trainers and such, but are not neccesarily nice the the horses, and to me that is not a trainer, that is a intimidator. These kinda people never really work out all that great anyway.
If she likes to do random things like bucking and rearing and it is not all the time, then make sure to always wear a saddle, this way it at least gives a fighting chance of staying on. Make sure you have a helmet on all the time also. People look at me funny because I am in my early 20's and I still wear a helmet when riding and driving unless I am at a show where I am not allowed to wear one. I believe with the right trainer and the right time any horse can be great and all problems can be fixed (maybe this is why I am a sucker for rescues). All it will take is finding the right trainer and giving that person enough time to do what it takes to fix this mares head. If you have any quesions, you can PM me and or leave them here.
Ok I just want to start off with saying don't get discouraged. Personally not knowing you nor the horse I can't really put my 2 cents in however, I think it is honerable for you to admit when you can't fix a problem and need to reach out for help. If you arent enjoying working with the horse anymore then maybe you need to think about trying to sell her. What do you think do you think its a behavioral issue or a personality clash? That is a question that is only fair for you and a trainer to decide together....Do you have a trainer for riding? Maybe a few lessons with your horse will pay off? A few helpful words and direction when you need it. I have been in your shoes and decided to find a new horse and it worked out best for me and the horse. One other note I know you said you checked her back but some horses don't like being ridden bare back my horse is very well trained but gets very aggrivated when I ride him bareback. Also Im not doubting your ability to check for health problems but before you invest in a trainer maybe you should call the vet to just double check that there is no health issues that are causing these tempertantrums....best of luck no matter what you do just remember you ride bc its something you do for fun a passion you have don't lose that if you think if you keep riding this horse your going to lose that than lose the horse! That was my solution and im now doing things I never thought I would be doing and am now a much better rider than I ever thought possible! That is true bonding!
Right now im taking lessons to help me with my horse every thursday. Lol even she said a western saddle is the way to go with her intill she past this goofy stage.
I know its not her back because I can usually tell she always lets me know by either walking very stiffly or having her head way up in the air w/t.
Most likely ill be with her for the winter and able to do more training. Since I only go up to the barn saturdays sundays tuesdays and thursdays. Tuesdays with will be her only day off while im there. Other then that its going to be a lot of training under saddle. She has the gound work but not the saddle work.
I am getting a little bit tall for her anyways. So even if she does turn around Ill want something slightly bigger.
HAF, you know where I still stand. I still believe Chance is a WONDERFUL horse and has so much potential. I don't think she purposely just took off with you for the sake of throwing you. You said someone undid velcro...well that would spook some horses. I knew a horse that if that happened to him, he well, would have killed me because he gets that afraid. Sonny has taken off before on me and when I fell he stopped. Did that mean he meant to get me off? Probably not.
I think with a good trainer (*coughs*Parelli Trainer*coughs*) she'd be a great horse. I think there's at least one person here that would agree with me. But, the choice is entirely up to you...
How old is Chance?
Maybe her age could have a lot to do with it. I know my mare was always spooky and flighty until she was almost 10 years old. It just took her that long to mature. And then she turned out to be a wonderful horse!
Have you tried lunging her before riding?
Maybe try and get those bucks out before you get in the saddle.
In this economic ***** you can find an excellent horse for way less $$$than you would normally find-be patient and be thourough in your research, you will find a great partner. I totally agree with the above-you may love her but you may be loving her from a hospital bed, don't take a chance of serious injury. Get her a good home, take the money and move on.
Yup I always usually lunge her before riding but that day I didnt
Chance is now 6 yrs old.
But I rode chance today I decided to lunge her and give her more of a fair chance to suceed in what I was going to ask of her. Aftter about a 15 minute lungeing sesson she was all set not even hot.
I finally found a western saddle that fit her correctly. Warmed up the bit. And I did some targeting got her neck flexed noth lateral and verticly. I did some leg lifts to strech out her legs a little before doing work. Gave her a treat and hopped on.
We learned how to stand STILL when mounting. I had the lead rope connected to the rope halter just in case I needed a second aid to get her to stop lol It fell once and she stopped dead and I couldnt figure out what and I asked her to move and she just backed up then I realized and said sorry to her.
Then after about 3 minutes of walking I asked for a nice trot. She did good We worked a lot on transistions from trot to walk ect. Worked on 20 meter circles both directions. Then I was getting a treat out and she knew it so she started spinning in circles trying to find me and the treat xD!! Lmao it was soo funny. We walked to the other end of the arena and worked on turning on the forehand.
Then ........ a horse sneezed....... Chance: I was like oh crap lmao She tried to bolt but I pulled back real quick but she just did a slid then tried again then I remember ONE REIN stop!!!
I did it!!!
I turned her in a few tight circles then stopped her and pet her and told her it was okay and She turned her head so I could scratch her star then I gave her a treat. I asked her to walk around the ring once more and I hopped off.
Good Day of riding. Afterwards I went over her with a soft brush then We went for a 10 minute walk around the property she got soo close to me it was cute then I stopped to let her graze for about 5 minutes. I pulled her away and we started walking and I looked and her ears were back and she was litterally STOMPING her front feet! I was messing with her liek awww your madddd throw a temper tantrum chance :P I was mess with her ears as well lol she wouldnt look at me :P then once we got in the barn again to put her blanket on she was over it lmao
Riverhurst doesn't have a website....how ever it does have a e-mail...i will get it later for you....as for some one who deals with mustang's in your area look up mona jerome or bush brook stable in biddeford she has a mustang rescue...google her name I know she has a web site...how ever with today's economy and being a rescue she wont's pay 2 k for chance...i'm not even sure if she'll take a trade but she is good at training.