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    05-24-2007, 12:27 AM
new to forum plz help new scary horse

Hi guys im new to the forum.
I recently bought a new horse she is a 6 yrold thoroughbred mare she is EFA registered. When I bought her I had her vet checked I rode her and the owner rode her I bought her without a trial I know it was stupid but id seen her at shows and everything and she was perfect. When I bought her she hadnt been worked in 6 months so I expected her to be fresh but the two time I have ridden her she imediatly bucks rears and carries on till I come off second time was exaclty the same with several cracked ribs for me on the fall. I was wondering if anyone had any advice for calming this horse down as she is sweet to handle in ground work ect but in the saddle turns into a devil please help as this is meant to be my perfect horse
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    05-24-2007, 12:30 AM
It almost sounds like she might be hurting somewhere, do you know why she was put out for 6 months?
Perhaps finding a good chiro might help.
    05-24-2007, 12:35 AM
She was put out for 6months becasue the lady who owned her was bring on five youngsters. I had her vet checked only two weeks ago and he said she was fine. I have put one foot in the saddle swung up and rested allmy weight in the saddle before putting my outher foot in the saddle I did this for like a minute and she was fine but as soon as my foot reaches the other side she off. I might consider the ciroprater but I have felt all oer her back and done streches with her legs and everything and she doesnt seen to be in pain or anything
    05-24-2007, 01:01 AM
Well that is a bit odd

Is there anything under the saddle blanket that may be sticking in at all? Failing that can you find someone else game enough to hop on and see how she reacts?

Sorry I'm not much help :(
    05-24-2007, 01:46 AM
Hi - Iam new to the forum also but had a sort of similar problem. Myhorse, who I had 3 years, suddenly just blew up and I went off. No fun (and 30 stitches on my face where I caught a hoof).

I just had a trainer/body worker go over my horse and she determined a)dental work needed, b) feet still bad (although has had much work done) c) the bad feet caused sore withers, and d) the saddle just didn't fit well. The combo added up to, "you gotta go!"

I totally agree with Frog, I.e., check the blanket, make sure the saddle fits. My guy was "vet checked" also and three weeks later I was soaking his little feet in magna paste and duct taping them. Vets don't always get everything. You want to rule out any physical thing before you assume it s a behavioral thing. A friend of mine just had her horse "bodyworked" and it returned her sweet horse to her (he had beena real pain)

I would ask the previous owners exactly what her life was like when she was "perfect" - how often and on what was she turned out? What was she fed? How much was she worked? Does she buck when you lunge her?

Hey if she keeps bucking like that maybe you can take her to the Miles City Montana Bucking Horse sale (just this past weekend but they have them every year) maybe you have a talented bucker on your hands!
    05-24-2007, 02:41 AM
Definatly have a chiropractor look at her. She might have a rib out and when you touch her side it hurts her that happened with a friend of mine and after she got the chiropractor out her horse became an angel. If that doesnt help maybe try a calming supplement like moody mare or quietex, she could have been on something when you saw her at the shows alot of people drug their horses, it's a sad fact.
    05-24-2007, 05:37 AM
Thanks guys this has been such great help. I have been in contact with her old owner thank god as I thought id been done good and proper. She said it would be becasue of her feed as I was just feeding her what I had left over from my old horse ie lucrne which she siad I shouldnt be feeding her and should juststick to plain hay. She sai if this didnt work she would come have a ride. So that's a relief. Thanks all so much for your help I was estatic about the response

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