TB that bucks after jump - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 03-17-2013, 04:23 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 176
• Horses: 4
TB that bucks after jump

I've XP'd in Eventing (since we do combined training) and Training forums, but thought I'd post here for good measure. Any input is good input IMO :)

I'll make it short and sweet. I have an OTTB that I've had for 9 years. When he knocks a rail, he gets PISSED and bucks. He's a pro bucker. Usually I can stay in the saddle (more out of self preservation than skill...) but today he got me in the dirt. He only does this at home, not st shows or schooling elsewhere. But since we school 95% at home, it's a problem.

I feel like I should add that his bucks are intense-near 90 degree angle bucks. Today, my trainer told me nobody could have ridden through it. A few years ago (the only other time he's gotten me off), a 2 time Olympian was shocked when I got back in the saddle after he bucked so hard I came off.

So how do you deal with a horse with anger management issues?
mustbemonroe is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 03-17-2013, 07:15 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 3,220
• Horses: 0
I'm going to guess pain issues or extra sensitivity issues, not anger.

Have you had him looked at by a vet?
Does he buck ONLY when he hits a rail?
Does he buck EVERY time he hits a rail?
Does it matter how he hits the rail? (front or back leg, hoof, cannon, etc)
Do you use any type of protective boot on him?
Does it matter how the distance was to the fence?
upnover is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 03-20-2013, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 176
• Horses: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by upnover View Post
I'm going to guess pain issues or extra sensitivity issues, not anger.

Have you had him looked at by a vet?
Does he buck ONLY when he hits a rail?
Does he buck EVERY time he hits a rail?
Does it matter how he hits the rail? (front or back leg, hoof, cannon, etc)
Do you use any type of protective boot on him?
Does it matter how the distance was to the fence?

Not for that specific problem. I'll have him looked at next time she is out.
He will occasionally crow hop after a jump, but it's more out of excitedness. He does the same thing (throw his head around and sort of do a leap) when we do our gallops, too.
Yes, every time he hits a rail at home he bucks (or kicks) to some degree. He doesn't buck when we are schooling elsewhere or showing.
Nope, doesn't matter at all.
He wears these boots on the front.
VenTECH Ballistic Protection Boot

This last time, he was rushing the fence and wanted to take off long but I pushed him to the correct spot. Since his approach was ugly the jump was ugly and that's what caused him to pull the rail.
mustbemonroe is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help with a TB that bucks after a jump-XP mustbemonroe Eventing 8 03-20-2013 11:09 PM
Help with a TB that bucks after a jump mustbemonroe Horse Training 11 03-18-2013 03:30 AM
He BUCKS! JustWingIt Horse Training 17 09-17-2012 08:42 PM
Teaching charlie to jump. *he no longer bucks!!!* KawaiiCharlie Horse Riding 11 12-19-2010 01:04 PM
Sat through my first bucks! Endless Journey Girl Horse Talk 6 07-26-2009 09:55 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome