Spring Fever? Bucking?

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

Spring Fever? Bucking?

This is a discussion on Spring Fever? Bucking? within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-19-2011, 03:39 PM
Spring Fever? Bucking?

So I ride a lesson pony and he's usually pretty good. Except for the last few weeks. He is fine in the walk, and fine when we start the trot. He will stay in the he trot, stretch out his neck and relax for a bit.

That only lasts about half the lesson. He will then hollow out his back, raise his neck and if I don't signal for the canter, buck.

He will only buck once at a time, so I just push him forward and keep him at the trot till I'M ready to canter.
Once we canter, he relax's stretch's out his neck and becomes the perfect pony again. We started serpentine's this week at the canter and when we were changing direction he automatically did flying lead changes and was just perfect...till we went back to the trot where he will hollow out and he process would start again.

Could he just be sour of trot work since he is used a lot with beginners?(I will be mentioning this to my instructor since I just thought of it) Specially when he has lots of excess energy do to spring? If so, how could I work on making him NOT sour when we trot?

(There is no pain issue involved)
Sponsored Links
    04-19-2011, 07:21 PM
Do you do any ground work with him before you ride? If not that's what I would suggest to just let him gallop a bit before you get on so he can get out all the bucks.
    04-20-2011, 10:43 AM
Has he lost or gained weight recently? Or has he had a change of tack?
Maybe get his back checked he might have hurt it somehow

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spring Fever! (Picture Overload) Skutterbotch Horse Pictures 2 03-07-2011 02:12 AM
Spring fever? Mickey4793 Horse Training 4 03-20-2010 07:50 PM
Spring Fever! Cat Horse Pictures 6 05-14-2009 05:46 AM
Spring Fever, or something more? ((update)) appylover31803 Horse Health 34 03-23-2008 01:59 AM
spring fever BeautifulBay Horse Talk 7 03-24-2007 09:57 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:41 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0