Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
Not sure what you mean by "trauma" as any GOOD stock contractor would never intentionally bring harm to their horses. They are literally prized posessions. They work for maybe 24 seconds a weekend, and then go back home to pasture. Its the life!
Some horses are natural buckers, but the flank strap is what enhances that action. Without it, a lot of the stock would probably never buck.
As to retraining one, it would take some work, and would most likely be easier to do with one that hadn't been sent out of the chute for too many years.
However, there have been a few stories told that a rare few horses are bucking stock on the weekend, and riding horses during the week.
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. --Epictetus