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    04-24-2010, 07:20 PM
  #11
Green Broke
My old QH, Twister, almost ALWAYS bucked going up hills. It was never a "something hurts" buck, nor was it a actually trying-to-throw-me buck, it was purely high spirits on his part. His previous owner before me had always galloped him hard up every hill when he rode, so it became a habit for Twister to really cut loose whenever he saw a hill. It took a lot of walking up all hills for a long time to get him to approach a hill calmly without jigging, side passing all over the place, and puffing. He still almost always threw in the occasional buck when we did canter on hills, I just always had to be prepared for it - if I wanted to canter on a hill, he was going to get a little too happy about it.
     
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    04-24-2010, 07:28 PM
  #12
QOS
Green Broke
LOL that is a hoot. Red loves going up and down hills but he has a tendency to go too fast and I checked him....lol I will not be checking him again. He is a good boy 98% of the time and his 2% is pretty darn mild so I will keep working at it. I just wish Harriet Hematoma would go to school, move out of state or something - she is pretty darn gross on my belly.
     
    04-24-2010, 07:33 PM
  #13
Foal
A horse that needs his teeth to be floated has caused riding issues before, if he doesnt buck while running on flat land he probley gets away from bucking going up hill. If a past rider allowed him to get away with out disciplining he will continue to buck where he was allowed. Make sure you hit him to keep running till you go down the hill. If at all possible spank him while running before he starts in the buck.
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Originally Posted by Amlalriiee    
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
     
    04-24-2010, 07:37 PM
  #14
Foal
Its sounds like you are doing the very thing he wants to do is walk, so if you make him work he pitches a fit . Don't let him get use to that, discipline him like you would a child
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Originally Posted by Indyhorse    
My old QH, Twister, almost ALWAYS bucked going up hills. It was never a "something hurts" buck, nor was it a actually trying-to-throw-me buck, it was purely high spirits on his part. His previous owner before me had always galloped him hard up every hill when he rode, so it became a habit for Twister to really cut loose whenever he saw a hill. It took a lot of walking up all hills for a long time to get him to approach a hill calmly without jigging, side passing all over the place, and puffing. He still almost always threw in the occasional buck when we did canter on hills, I just always had to be prepared for it - if I wanted to canter on a hill, he was going to get a little too happy about it.
     

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