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post #1 of 10 Old 11-15-2010, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Angry A pretty nasty fall..

Was excersizing one of my fillies when she tripped on something. She trips fairly often... she's a very clumsy horse. But anyways, it was a pretty bad trip, she ended up on one knee. When she popped back up, she went into a little bucking session. Usually she just recovers herself and gets back to whatever she's doing.. but not this time! She started crowhopping and threw me off balance. She finished it off with one massive buck, and sent me over the side of the saddle. I ended up hanging onto the horn with one leg still over the saddle seat... at that time she was running pretty fast and bucking along the way. If I had fallen then, I would have ended up in a bad spot under her legs! I still had one rein and manged to slowly pull her around in a circle.. as soon as she slowed down (but still bucking) to almost a walk I just dropped off to the side (safely) and she took off across the field. I just walked up to her, picked up the reins, and jumped back on.. we finished our lesson and I havent really thought twice about it. Now I'm beggining to wonder if there's some way to stop this behaviour? Every once in a while, when she gets spooked pretty badly, she does one of thoose 'bronc sessions'.

Is there any way to stop her from doing that and teach her not to!?
I've already ruled out pain, as I had a veterinarian come and examine her. Teeth are fine. Farrier was just here last week and checked her balance. Vet also checked the balance.

She only ever goes broncy when she gets spooked badly!?
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post #2 of 10 Old 11-15-2010, 01:03 PM
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I'm not going to address the issue (I'm sure lots of other people will pop up ), but... Are you sure she's trimmed properly? My qh used to trip BADLY. I thought just because she's clumsy/confo, but ended up the trim was way too bad (too much toe left). I changed the farrier and it certainly improved since that.
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post #3 of 10 Old 11-15-2010, 05:51 PM
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Make it uncomfortable for her when she does that. When she bucks don't slowly pull her around . Try and yank her head off.

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post #4 of 10 Old 11-15-2010, 06:13 PM
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Make it uncomfortable for her when she does that. When she bucks don't slowly pull her around . Try and yank her head off.
I think she was trying to stay on and didn't have any options to just yank her head off.
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post #5 of 10 Old 11-15-2010, 06:14 PM
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My 2 thoughts are proper trimming and getting her hoof to break over better and the next is collection and keeping her paying attention should help with tripping. The otehr is a whole nother issue but the tripping as you have seen can be dangerous
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post #6 of 10 Old 11-15-2010, 06:19 PM
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I agree with Kitten and Kevin.

With her toes trimmed shorter, she should then be able to break over better. Kick her forward whenever she starts to crowhop or buck and make her work. Yank her head up cause its hard for a horse to buck without their head down.

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post #7 of 10 Old 11-18-2010, 02:38 PM
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My horse is the same way, but I noticed he trips more when he is in bad footing, or when we are on the trails. The chiropractor came and adjusted him and he stopped tripping, UNTIL we went on a trail ride. He does it so much I can tell when he is getting ready to do it, so I help remind him by playing with his bridle and lifting his head. I also notice he gets worse when he isn't paying attention. I think the footing plays a big part in his tripping. Also he gets distracted so I really have to keep playing with the bridle to make sure he is focused and not in la la land.

As for spooking, I would maybe do some work on the ground to help desensatize (spelling sorry) her to things. My moms horse went bucking bronc on me and threw me so I just make sure she can't get her head down.
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post #8 of 10 Old 11-19-2010, 07:29 PM
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She probably needs to have her toe rolled. Even if you take a the toe back the break over point is till basically the same. If her toe is rolled then it changes the break over point so she is better able to move.

As for the bucking, when she starts to go into it snap her up out of it. Get after her pretty hard and don't let her think it's ok. It may sound harsh but it should work. She needs to know that it is totally unacceptable.
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post #9 of 10 Old 11-19-2010, 08:29 PM
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I agree that you need to get after her because unfortunately those once in a while sessions can become more frequent if you don't nip it in the bud. It sounds like she goes overboard even after the cause of the spooking is no longer a factor. Do things to keep her feet moving, and guessing what you are going to ask next. Circles, leg yields, bending both ways, random downwards and or halts. And really get after her if she takes off bucking. Spin her in a circle and pop her head up so that she can't buck, and then really push her forward.
First though I would address her tripping issue. As above posters have said, talk to your farrier, or get a different one, and have her feet trimmed differently. Have the farrier watch her work, so he can really see how she moves, and breaks over, and where her problems are. Good luck with her.
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post #10 of 10 Old 11-20-2010, 09:11 PM
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Totally agree. This sounds like an issue for a skilled farrier to address!!
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