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post #31 of 33 Old 07-10-2013, 10:19 PM
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I don't think it's "normal" for a green horse to buck. I think if a horse is considered started or broken it should be able to walk, trot, canter, turn and stop without any major issues. If it bucks when it's canters its not properly broken. If it exists in a trained horse then it's a training problem.

On the same note I personally tend to differentiate between instructors and trainers. Instructors teach riders to ride, where as trainers train horses to be ridden. While there is limited crossover I would not expect an instructor to deal with training issues, especially ones such as bucking which can be dangerous, unless they are directly caused by the rider. I've had instructors say to me basically "until your horses behavioural problems are solved, I can not really teach you anything", which is true. An instructor cannot be expected to teach a rider how to control an out of control horse, as that is a skill that takes time and much experience.

If you don't want to engage a trainer, it's probably best to sell your horse, lease that mare for a while until you find something that is really suitable for you.

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post #32 of 33 Old 07-13-2013, 10:28 PM
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I think that you have already made up your mind to sell her and get another horse. I mean really, when every answer is a "no can't be that" in your mind and you don't seem to really like her all that much, then sell her and don't waste any more of her time or give her any more bad habits.

Look, I had 4 people two were veterinarians (one who claimed to specialize in saddle fit) and one trainer and one 2 farriers tell me the expensive Windsor saddle I was using was an excellent fit for my mare. It took over a year and a very well respected certified human and horse chiropractor to show me the twist on the saddle that was causing her pain. I ride her without a saddle now and she is so much better. She is the sweetest horse now.

I am not at all recommending that you get on your horse bareback!!

I had three veterinarians tell me she was fine. Not at all lame when she would get down on her elbows when I tried to ride her. Everyone said (including the trainer) that it was behavior. WRONG!! Laminitis! Plus horrible shoeing done to her.

Look, I went through allot with my first horse. My only horse. Would I do it again? Of course. But the thing is, I am stubborn to the point of insanity. I cut off my nose to spite my face on a regular basis. And I really do love this horse more than I can explain. We are so much alike with our past etc. I was also born a foal on a farm.......sorry, not really. But what I am saying is there is a great bond between us that I am so glad I stuck everything out with her and got to the point we are now.

Do I think that you should do that? No. I don't think you have the same feelings for your horse and I think you will get more frustrated and nothing good is going to come from that. If you don't want her, let her go to someone that does and get yourself a nice sweet bombproof over 16yr. gelding that maybe you can lease before buying.

Hope I have not offended you. I am being realistic and trying to help you.
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post #33 of 33 Old 07-13-2013, 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted by BooBear1016 View Post
I have been though hell with my gelding. He reared under saddle, bucked and was just a pain to ride. I've had him since he was 8 months, he's now 3. I was in the same position you are in now. I sent him to a trainer. I couldn't imagine getting rid of him. He came back a brand new horse, a dream to ride.
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Ditto. Having a trainer work through the issues with your horse and then you getting a few lessons on the horse with the trainer on the ground is valuable. Then make your decision.

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