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post #11 of 14 Old 10-31-2010, 10:22 PM
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Sometimes a bad bucker/rearer needs to have his head tied in order for him to learn that if he blows up like that... he's going to loose his balance and fall.... yes its a hard lesson but if a horse is dangerous and nothing else works for teaching him/her not to buck or rear... then it will sometimes work as a last resort.

My friend had a bucker. She trained the filly since she was 3 and around her 4th year for some reason she went into bucking fits. (We think it was her way of testing the rider... nothing was setting it off. Her saddle/tack fit fine). The only way she could break this stupid habit the filly was setting herself into was to make her fall over when she went into them. So tieing her head down and having her fall over did the trick. It only took two times for her to fall over for her to not try it again. Now she rides like any other broke horse.
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post #12 of 14 Old 11-01-2010, 02:59 AM Thread Starter
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I am not sure what the deal is with the getup on the last horse. It appears to be some form of anti-bucking thing because I can see a thin rope that goes from the top gumline through some rings on a headstall and down to the tie-down strap. Not sure what the purpose of it is, whether to stop the bucking or stop the rearing but.....

I was simply commenting on how hard the horse was bucking and how content he was to just run into things. No, thank you, I would not have ridden that monster. I may be a lot of things, but a bronc rider isn't one of them LOL.

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post #13 of 14 Old 11-01-2010, 10:20 AM
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The first horse is a perfect illustration to my mom's words. When I start complaining about my girls she always says "even highly trained horses have bad days and can go crazy". Indeed... I've seen that happened at WIHS, and they have top horses there should I say.

The last one... I don't know... On those last pics with the guy horse doesn't look happy. I wonder how safe it'll be for someone else to ride...
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post #14 of 14 Old 11-02-2010, 06:09 PM
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The second one looks like dawn! Just exactly what she wold do, to! Well, not that bad. But when my hat falls off or something scares her, she takes off running like a rocket!
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