Your pretty sure your horse is bucking because someone who has been riding for 3 whole years tells you? Can you get a video of her bucking without running a barrel pattern for comparison? Posted via Mobile Device
I guess this is my idea of a bucking horse. Granted, this horse isn't bucking very violently. But I think most people would say this is bucking. Your friends mare seems more like she was hoping (because she was crossfiring) and trying to figure out her leads. Hence the reason she stopped "bucking" as soon as she switched her back lead.
You shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Just because you see one video of her doing this doesn't mean she bucks like this all the time. I don't like being judged badly nor do I like when people judge my horses. Just saying. I know this mare. You don't. I'm not trying to be mean to anyone, honestly. But everyone is telling me the same thing over and over again. :P
I'm still showing her because her owner wants me to. It doesn't mean that I have to run her. Its just a fun show to get her back into showing. Since I am a barrel racer, I feel more comfortable racing her. It will only be once so its not that big of a deal.
This post was strictly to show you guys that I was playing around with a halter horse on the barrel pattern. I wasn't looking for anything else. Thanks. Posted via Mobile Device
I'm still showing her because her owner wants me to. It doesn't mean that I have to run her. Its just a fun show to get her back into showing. Since I am a barrel racer, I feel more comfortable racing her.
Clearly you don't care if she likes it or not, from the video tells you heaps!!
I'd just like to point out that she said this was a ONE TIME THING, and that she's only TROTTING her around the pattern for fun. I don't think this horse is quite cut out for barrel racing, yes- the main reason being that, judging from ONLY that video, she looks uncomfortable. HOWEVER, all you have to judge is this one video- the people who KNOW this horse and work with her have stated that she is healthy and has a bit of a bucking habit.
If she wanted opinions (sorry I chipped in mine, lol) on whether she had a good barrel racer or not, she would have asked. She may not have been quite clear enough in the OP, but she has made herself crystal clear now- opinions are NOT wanted, she is not trying to make this horse a barrel racer, and she is not pushing this horse past its limit.
I will repeat- According to her posts, she is taking her to TROT the pattern for FUN only ONCE, so it shouldn't matter if the horse likes it or not- she is NOT doing it again.
I apologize for sounding so nasty.
I am not trying to come off as judgmental OP. It's just that you insist she is bucking in the video, and I promise you that was not a buck. She might have been threatening to buck, but if she is as lazy as you say, she would only threaten (like this video) and not actually follow through with it. If you don't like being judged, or your horses being judged, than why would you show her? If multiple people are telling you the same thing, you might want to weed through and see that there is a shred of truth to it. Aside from all the individual opinions. Even if you know this horse, and I don't, that doesn't change the fact that she was clearly not bucking...IMO. I say this b/c my mare does the same little crappy thing occasionally, but she has also fully unloaded me when I was young. There is a huge difference. The video was just to show you why I disagree, it's not to put you down or make you feel bad. I am sorry if I came off that way, I really didn't mean to! Good luck at your show, hope she does well.