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post #1 of 5 Old 10-30-2013, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Schooling a nearly 4yr old quarter horse

Love horses don't know much!. I have a beautiful nearly 4 Quarter horse/Pinto cross who I would like to ride. He has been back and you can get on him but he loves to buck! not to keen on going forward. Please help
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post #2 of 5 Old 10-30-2013, 11:57 AM
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Can I ask how many horses you have?

The 4yo and 9month.. any more?

I will be brutally honest, and say neither tend to be beginner friendly ages.


Firstly, finding a trainer is the most important thing. Someone who will guide you and assist.

Secondly, it may be pain related. A vet will be able to check back/teeth and having someone check the saddle fit is a very good idea as they can change shape quickly at this age.
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post #3 of 5 Old 10-30-2013, 01:26 PM
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Yup get a trainer and go as much as you can and learn. If you have a horse already bucking then you need help or your going to get seriously hurt
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post #4 of 5 Old 10-30-2013, 01:35 PM
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they need to be taught how to respond to a rider that starts with ground work. Cant just jump on an untrained horse and expect it to go for you.

Get a trainer or find an already trained horse.
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post #5 of 5 Old 10-30-2013, 02:36 PM
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I know you may not want to hear it but the above posters are right, a trainer makes all the difference in the world. I have some horse experience (owened and ridden most of my life) but not much experience in training, my husband has no experience.
We had a 7 month old filly that had not been handled, we were going to halter break her. After 2 weeks of no success and a kick in the stomach (my fault) we sent her to a trainer (my uncle) he had a halter on her in 30 minutes! Sometimes we just need some help.
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