Bucking on the Trail - What to do?
What do you do when a horse bucks under you while out on the trail??
My friend has been riding horses for over 13 years. When her gelding attempted to buck her, she got out of the saddle and lounged him on the reins until he was, literally, dripping with sweat. Pretty sure I saw a bloody mouth after the hard-to-watch ordeal, too. There were open sores on his gumline.
Now, I'm reluctant to say anything to her, as she does have more experience on horses than I do, but I don't think her method got any kind of message through to him. I mean, he shied at my hands when I tried putting his halter on to hack him out on the line when we got back to the riding ring. He was full of juice - the herd had a good week and half off from doing any kind of work. And I'm not allowed to work with any of her animals on the line unless she's on site (understandable)