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post #1 of 3 Old 04-21-2012, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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No bareback canter

I didn't really know wher to put this sooo...my friend just got a 6 yr old horse. She has been riding him alot and he seeems like an awesom horse...but she tried to canter him bareback the other day and he put his head down and bucked several times (she asked me to post this for her cause she doesnt have an account). We arent sure if its a behavioral problem or he just hasnt been ridden bb but she isnt sure how to fix it...i told her to "bridge" the rains and it worked sort of oka y but then he just stopped. Any ideas on what she should do?
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post #2 of 3 Old 04-21-2012, 09:38 AM
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Perhaps she could try lunging him before hand? Has she cantered him in the saddle as well?
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post #3 of 3 Old 04-21-2012, 09:39 AM
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It's very possible that his spine hurts. When you ride bareback, you are sitting directly on the horse's spine. This is very unnatural for a horse - riding itself is already not natural, sitting directly on the spine makes it worse - so it is a thing for a horse to get sore riding bareback and throw a fit. I would make sure your pony's back isn't sore - if it's not, keep in mind he may just be sensitive.

If this isn't the case, then it could very well be a test. He may be testing your friend, seeing she just got him. I would just try hard to stay on, give him big kicks, and find a way to get his head up.

Oats does this when he gets fed up. Not bareback, but undersaddle too. I have to jerk up (not yank, jerk) on his smooth snaffle to get his head up, then I kick him and we cary on. We have had vet checks for soreness, as well with our own checks, and he has no problems. Just throwing a hissy.

The thing that leads me to believe he is sensitive, aka, he is in pain when ridden bareback, is that he doesn't buck undersaddle. Honestly, I'd just not canter him bareback. Not because your scared, I understand you two must be very strong, but so that you don't cause the horse pain :)

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