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    07-06-2012, 04:11 PM
help with my gelding

Ok so I have a gelding at my grandmas and I used to go there every day and ride him but then I moved away and he didnt get ridden at all. My aunt rides him every now and then and so do my cousins! But most of the time when they ride him he throws them off! I am clearly a better rider then them I have been on bucking horses I have barrell raced and reined! I ride western. But I was thinking of one of the horses I have ridden bucked and bucked and she NEVER threw me off but when I got her worn out she stopped and yea I know all horses arent the same but what do you recomend me doing when I go to ride him? Walk and start out easy then loap and trot or lunge him?
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    07-06-2012, 05:11 PM
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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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    07-15-2012, 04:38 PM
One thing I would add to usandpets' post is it could be saddle fit too. I would check that to make sure nothing is causing him to be uncomfortable.
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    07-25-2012, 09:08 AM
If you refrain from cantering/loping you are not setting him up to make it easy to buck.

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