Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Dakota, USA
To help you, we need more info. First off, why is he bucking? Is it a "Woohoo! I feel good and I want to stretch out" buck? Or is it a "get the heck off me" buck? Or an "I don't want to do that" buck? When does he buck? Changing speeds or just when you get on or once he gets so far away from the barn? What is his temperament? Is he laid back and lazy or is he spunky and energetic? How old and what breed is he?
Without knowing the horse, I would put the horse through some groundwork exercises to make sure the horse is respectful on the ground. Then, when I feel that is in order, I would get on and start things slow. Keep things at a walk but make him move with a purpose. I wouldn't let him make any decisions about what we did. Keep his feet moving and keep his focus on you. This may not work well if the horse is full of attitude.
Until you can tell why he does it, that's the about the best advice I can give. At least that's what I would do to start.
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