Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
first, be aware when you are riding a green horse. Be careful with new things.
Teach the one rein stop
Always get back on and continue the lesson calmly. If the bucking is fear based(like this case) smacking will acomplish the opposite of what you want, and growling at them like a predator likely wont help either.
Lots of green horses have an episode or two like this. I had a filly from weanling on. Super quiet, went to start her as a three year old, ride 15, dog jumped out of the bushes, huge bucking fit. Got back on calmly and continued the session. Never happened again.