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Gidget 06-26-2010 01:13 PM

was she testing me
Yesterday I was riding and we did our circles,backed up,walked around a lot,trotted and loped some.She was being a bit stubborn but she was listening to me more than she usually did which I was happy about.
The thing is I we were galloping and she bucked once or twice. I stayed on and was perfectly fine..she doesn't buck high. I checked to see if she was in pain like the vet showed me and she didn't do anything and she usually will stomp her foot,glare at you,or threaten to bite you...she will defiently let you know if she hurts. I continued to ride and we did the same thing (wanted to see if she would do it again or if she would throw a fit for some reason) and she never did at all so my question is was she testing me to see if I could stay on? or just excited cause i let her run?

Tennessee 06-26-2010 01:19 PM

She was probably just excited. :D

MaggiStar 06-26-2010 01:24 PM

when was she last ridden or galloped it could have been her showing you she is happy

AtheistForever 06-26-2010 02:59 PM

If you were hitting her when she was galloping you might have hit too hard.

corinowalk 06-26-2010 03:06 PM

Sounds like a good case of what I like to call the 'WOOOHOOO" bucks. I would guess that she was just feeling her oats a bit. Those will go away in time and with a few more gallops. If they were more threatening bucks, I would be concerned. I know that bucking is a big no-no but occasionally, a horse that is excited is just gonna hafta do it.

PaintHorseMares 06-26-2010 04:24 PM

I agree with everyone about her just being excited. You'll often see these small bucks with a very fresh horse when starting a ride, too. If you're on a fresh (or just plain happy to be out) horse, watch for the head going down as a sign a buck may be coming, and getting their head up will often prevent it.

Gidget 06-26-2010 08:23 PM

Thanks guys :)

SorrelHorse 06-27-2010 06:36 PM

Just excited I bet. Annie does it the first time running, every time.

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