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    08-03-2011, 03:50 PM
  #1
Foal
IS this normal behavior or not

I have a 8 year old gelding that we have had for three months.He is kinda easy going good ground manners when lunging he has got upset and charged me.anyway I was wondering is it normal for a horse to run around the pasture bucking? He just bucks once and runs around the field throws his head down and kicks.I know it's not normal to run and kick at my dog and knock down a slat on my fence like he did this morning.now I have seen a fly on his face and he will take off bucking and running but this morning I know it wasn't a fly he had his fly spray and the girls were ridding the four wheeler on the outside of the pasture.

I don't think he was kicking at them although he was about 50 yards in frount of them. Any and all replies will be greatly appreciated....
     
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    08-03-2011, 03:53 PM
  #2
Foal
It's perfectly normal for a horse to run around and get their silly's out in that fashion, especially if there is a four wheeler being ridden around and they are not used to it.

As for the dog, is it chasing him, barking at him? Maybe your dog needs manners around the horses, because that is a good reason for a horse to kick at a dog.

Is he all by himself? That could have something to do with his behaviour as well, since horses are herd animals. Even a herd will run around and buck, throwing their heads. Horses like to have fun too.
     
    08-03-2011, 04:02 PM
  #3
Started
Horses play in their fields yes.. Often the catalyst for a sudden burst is an outside influence.. Animals, people, machinery.. Enjoy it.
     
    08-03-2011, 04:03 PM
  #4
Started
Oh charging you ever is a big no no.. Whether you are lunging him or not.
     
    08-03-2011, 04:24 PM
  #5
Started
Mine does that in the field every day. He's a silly boy and lives to play even if he's playing alone. He doesn't need a catalyst. He'll be eating grass one second and the next he'll be tearing through the field kicking, bucking, and racing around with his tail flipped up on his butt/back. Then, just as suddenly, he'll stop and look around to see if anyone was watching. They're funny creatures.
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    08-03-2011, 04:31 PM
  #6
Weanling
What everyone else has already said.

My dad's alpha mare will charge the dogs when they come in the pasture. Not like, running them down to kill them charging, but as a warning.
     
    08-03-2011, 04:57 PM
  #7
Foal
Thanks for all the answers I was just concerned when I did start riding him that he may act in the same kinda way.and if he did how would I correct him in the saddle thanks
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    08-03-2011, 05:37 PM
  #8
Weanling
My yearling plays wiyh my dog.....the dog doesnt like it but she never kicks him & its funny to watch!
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    08-03-2011, 06:05 PM
  #9
Weanling
Carry a whip and use it when he charges again - and he will.
Bucking can be normal - but when my horse did it after every ride it turned out that the saddle didn't fit her thus she was trying to get the "kinks" out of her back. So make certain the saddle fits and when you put it on it does not cover the point of the shoulder (up by the withers) but instead lies behind it about 2 fingers worth.
     
    08-03-2011, 08:42 PM
  #10
Trained
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Originally Posted by Appyt    
Horses play in their fields yes.. Often the catalyst for a sudden burst is an outside influence.. Animals, people, machinery.. Enjoy it.
Indeed. In the fall/winter, we can always tell when the weather will be changing (typically if a cold front or snow is coming) as our mares will have an extended 'crazy' time running around the pasture, kicking up their heels.
     

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