We always hear of timelines to discipline a horse. This young lad didn't know that. He was about 14 and would walk several miles to get a pony and would fetch the mail for every one along the way. Every day the pony bucked him off. One day it not only tossed him but it took off, not in the direction of home. The lad found him about 1/2 mi. away, reins caught in the bushes. He was so mad he delivered a hard slap to the pony's jaw. That was the last time the pony dumped him.Something tells me the pony saw him in a whole new light.