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post #1 of 63 Old 08-05-2013, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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having problems with our new quarter horse

We just bought a 2 year old quarter horse. She does fine around us, and walks just fine.. My girlfriend has ridden her twice and both times has gotten thrown off the horse.. She will walk, then all of sudden take off running and bucking.. Whats going on? Anyother time she is just chilled and loves to be pet.. Shes a little skittish around fast movements.. Please help me.
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post #2 of 63 Old 08-05-2013, 05:59 PM
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She's 2. She shouldn't be ridden, until she is at least 3, preferably 4.

What's your horse experience? What's this horse's training level?

My advice is to get a trainer or an experienced knowledgeable horse person to help you.
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Well me personally im not very experinced.. My girlfriend is experinced. We just got it saturday.. So why does she walk just fine for awhile and then just starts bucking?
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I'd imagine that she hasn't been broken in correctly. Do you know who did her training and what they did? Contacting them would be my first step to discover if this is an ongoing problem or something recent.

If it's recent then I'd look at the rider, or a physical problem. Two year olds can tend to be narrow and you might have trouble getting a saddle to fit right.

She's very young, needs an experienced rider, and probably some time off too. I know I wouldn't think of riding a horse until they're three, however many western riders do ride younger. If it were me I'd probably turn her out until she's three and then send her away to be re-broken.
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when we bought her they told us that she has been ridden a bit but not to much.. She knows the basic commands.. Like back up, whoa, she knows giddy up.. and all that is done from the halter.. But with the reigns in her mouth she wont turn left, but she will go right.. YOu say whoa and she just keeps going
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I dont think any body trained her. The guy got her from some where a couple months ago, they acted like they didnt know anything about her.. We have 3 different saddles.. She wont even lift her leg up for us to see her hoofes.. We need to get them trimmed.
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Sounds like she's just a young inexperienced horse. Time to mature, and after that, some miles put on her by an experienced rider/trainer is probably a good solution to your problem. Perhaps find an experienced trainer to put a good foundation on her?
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She is too young to be ridden and she is not trained. Before this horse develops serious problems and hurts herself and others, tell your g/f to get off of her. Next year send her to a trainer that can train the horse & your g/f so no more bucking episodes occur.
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post #9 of 63 Old 08-05-2013, 07:10 PM
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You and the horse both sound very inexperienced. Please get help before you teach this horse bad habits.....
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You and the horse both sound very inexperienced. Please get help before you teach this horse bad habits.....
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