My daughters barrel horse is a well trained horse and she is a very good rider. She rises her horse at least 4-5 times a week at least 1 hr or longer a day. We start with walking in arena, trotting and loping. Then she lopes lots of circles. Then we walk through barrel pattern numerous times, then will trot pattern and then lope it. As my daughter gets more comfortable she is getting faster and I have noticed at the end of the run horse has been dropping her head alot more almost like she is about to start bucking. But it's just at the last of the run when they are usually going there fastest. I rode one afternoon that my daughter couldn't and had already been riding atleast 1 hr or more and horse did great. I decided to see what she could do. We had a great run going until the very end. We was at the end of the arena before going out and before I could stop her she was bucking. After I picked myself up, I got back on and we rode for atleast another hr. She never offered to do anything again. My daughter does not go as fast as I did but I am afraid that after a couple of shows under her belt she will get more confident and start running and I am afraid that the horse will start bucking with her. What do I need to do. I don't want to keep running the horse to try her myself to see if this is what she is going to do, cause I don't want to get hurt first off but I also don't won't to get the horse use to running cause my daughter is not ready but I also don't won't to wait til she is ready and let a wreck happen.
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