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    12-23-2012, 01:05 PM
  #11
Yearling
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sounds like he's in great shape !
Might be worth quite a lot of money, to the right people!
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    12-23-2012, 01:25 PM
  #12
Green Broke
Sometimes you will get a mare that is "cinchy" and will buck. Geldings can be this way too.. but mostly I have seen mares that were this way and it was usually early on in their training. (Fourth reason for bucking).

I agree that 5 minutes is a LONG time to buck. Most horses could not keep it up that long and if they did they would be pretty lathered up. Bucking takes a LOT of energy.

Talk to the trainer first. Bucking is not so dangerous as kicking.. unless you are sitting on the horse.
     
    12-23-2012, 04:35 PM
  #13
Weanling
You didn't indicate whether "in the round pen" was saddled or bare, loungeing or riding, or just loose. Makes a big difference to me.

If he's loose, I love to watch them kick up and expend some energy. If he's loungeing bareback, I don't mind a little, but when I start giving commands, I expect it to stop. If he's saddled, I don't want any screwing around. If I'm in the saddle, he's going to "get a good talking-to", as my dad used to say. Translation: he's going to wish he hadn't done that.

I would hesitate to criticize the trainer unless I knew more about what was going on.
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    12-23-2012, 06:13 PM
  #14
Banned
He was free lunging in the round pen, and only started doing it when she cued him to canter. It seriously went on for 5 minutes. Then when she put the saddle on him and cued him to canter he did it a few times and stopped. This is something I never let him do if I was near him at all. I enjoy watching him do it while he's playing, but if I'm near him, NO. He's never offered to buck or rear under saddle, except one time I put a life size teddy bear in the saddle while breaking him and he was terrified of it. He's a 5 year old gelding, and it was the first day this season that it was really cold outside. She said he never acts like that, but the way she let him keep it up made me very upset. When those feet come up off the ground, something is suppose to bite him in the butt! Next week when I go visit I plan on taking him in the round pen and seeing if he still does it, and saddling him up with my saddle and taking him for a ride to see if she's even begun teaching him what he was sent there for. Because what I saw the other day was awful. I don't know how to address this with her, or even let her know I'm upset with it....
     
    12-23-2012, 06:23 PM
  #15
Started
I would ask her why she let the horse buck. I agree with you that I don't like it when a horse bucks during work time. Before you pull him out of training ask her why she is letting him buck. I would also ask if this is something your horse has displayed since he arrived or if it appeared after he arrived at training. I just ask because I had a horse go to training. I got him back and all the trainer told me was that he is "lazy and slow, but could be a kids horse". I got on him at home, for the 3rd or 4th ride and asked him to trot. What resulted was a giant circle of bucking and pig rooting. I would make a list of questions and ask the trainer those questions. I do think its a good idea to see how your horse behaves with familiar equipment. I do question a trainer who would put ill fitted tack on a horse.
     
    12-23-2012, 06:25 PM
  #16
Trained
Just give her a call and say, "I am concerned about the behavior I saw on such and such day for this and that reasons. I'd like to know your take on what happened, and where we can go from here."
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    12-23-2012, 06:38 PM
  #17
Yearling
If it was cold, it could have exacerbated something. The gelding mix that I ride usually gets really frisky when its cold (more head shaking, slight crow hopping, overall stupidness). He's having to work in the cold, and after standing in the cold, he could just be stiff.

Have you ever tried running around in the cold after being in it for over an hour? I have, and it sucks.
     
    12-23-2012, 06:41 PM
  #18
Trained
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Originally Posted by Deschutes    
If it was cold, it could have exacerbated something. The gelding mix that I ride usually gets really frisky when its cold (more head shaking, slight crow hopping, overall stupidness). He's having to work in the cold, and after standing in the cold, he could just be stiff.

Have you ever tried running around in the cold after being in it for over an hour? I have, and it sucks.
It could definitely be tied to the cold and the horse not being warmed up properly.

I also have to agree with the others that I doubt he bucked for five minutes. Maybe he threw a buck every time he was asked to canter for five minutes, but not started bucking and five minutes later stopped.
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    12-23-2012, 06:43 PM
  #19
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Elizabethan87    
When those feet come up off the ground, something is suppose to bite him in the butt!
May be creating a self-fulfilling prophecy there.
     
    12-23-2012, 06:52 PM
  #20
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Originally Posted by riccil0ve    
It could definitely be tied to the cold and the horse not being warmed up properly.

I also have to agree with the others that I doubt he bucked for five minutes. Maybe he threw a buck every time he was asked to canter for five minutes, but not started bucking and five minutes later stopped.
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He literally bucked for 5 minutes. He typically has a lot of energy, but he really did carry on like that for 5 minutes. He was going round and round the pen bucking, and every time he quit, it was because he stopped dead in his tracks and she would shake the rope at him and he'd just start bucking again and still not canter. He's never done that, because he knows it's a no no!
     

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