I thought it had been an isolated incident, but happened again this week....thought I'd throw it out there for any ideas. I was trail riding a pony last year and we got to a steep hill and he bucked me off. I always thought it was harder for them to buck uphill, so I'm not sure why he chose to do it then, although I was only on a bareback pad so I assumed I may have slipped too far back.
Well, this past weekend I rode him on a trail again, and he bucked me off on another hill. This time he continued to buck throughout the whole ride, so I'm worried that something may be hurting him....but he never ran out of energy so I'm not sure. Right at the end of the ride he bucked and reared pretty big...for a pony anyway...the rearing was my fault. I pulled his head up from bucking and pulled too hard. As far as the bucking goes....anybody know what he might be doing? He is a pony, so he's small and I'm an adult...but I only weigh 105 lbs...and I've ridden him plenty, as has the owner who weighs more...so I'm sure it's not my size. I ride him in a hackamore so I doubt it's the bridle? But it was a different hackamore than usual....so maybe. The saddle is the same one I've used with him for a year...so I don't think it's that.
Just a cranky pony??? Haha