He started bucking tho.. He has the most amazing buck..it's like.. a series of jumps, like a cartoon where you put springs at the horses feet and they just bounce away, y'know? O__o; Ears forward and snorting/frowning happily and just bouncing away.. xD Really soft and I get so surpised I don't even stop it xD He has done it once before, I think he bucked/bounced like 80-90 feet forward that time before I even realized what he was doing. This time it was like 5-6 bounces.. x) He's so funny to ride..
Sounds like more of a crow-hop than a true buck. My mare bucks. She bucks like she took lessons from rodeo bucking stock. There is NO mistaking it when she bucks. And there is no staying on. Fortunately, she's bucking less and less as time goes on. She was really spoiled by her PO, and learned that if she bucked she got put back in the pasture with lots of treats. My horses work for a living - even if it's just carting my fat backside down a trail. We are working on her from the ground and she is coming along. Hopefully by the time I manage to climb into the saddle myself, we will have her behaving like she should be!
All that being said - I'll get back to the topic at hand. I don't have pretty horses. (see my avatar - that is one UGLY horse!
) A couple of them are registered, but the rest aren't. You can't ride papers, as mentioned by a previous poster. However, before we ever
put a saddle on them, they are thoroughly brushed out. It's not vanity - it's common sense. Dirty backs, sides and bellies can lead to sores from rubbing tack. We brush out their manes and tails and clip their bridle paths. If they are truly filthy, we may give them a quick bath - but usually a good brushing is all that is required.
Years ago we had tack that was all color co-ordinated. We were without horses for nearly 20 years, and are slowly accumulating the necessary tack to color co-ordinate once again. And again, not necessarily for vanity's sake, but for practicality. If each horse has their own saddle and tack colors, you don't mix them up after you get everything adjusted for the perfect fit. That perfect fit helps keep both horse and rider safe on the trail.
I am SO looking forward to the day that Dancer behaves well enough for me to ride!!!!