Sitting a buck - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 13 Old 12-01-2009, 10:53 PM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 112
• Horses: 3
pretty much every time a horse has bucked on me, I find myself in front of the saddle, LOL!! i think its because i lean foward slightly when i sence a buck coming, with is the stupidest thing i could do. But lately i just sit deep and do NOT lean foward and turn my horse in a circle - one rein stop. works well (:

equine fanatic99 is offline  
post #12 of 13 Old 12-01-2009, 11:04 PM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: TN
Posts: 744
• Horses: 4
One rein stops are good, but I have one horse right now that is still really persistent. She bucks every 3-5 minutes because she thinks if she keeps on I will get off. (she went lame and bucked, we realized she was lame and got off right after she had been bucking)

My advice would be relax deep into your seat and hang on. Keeping the heels down is really good advice too!!! :) It helps you to hang on to her more and keep yourself from being thrown out of your seat as much. Each time she bucks work her harder and try to reingage her mind. Do large circles or firgure eights to help her start thinking and listening again.
SmoothTrails is offline  
post #13 of 13 Old 12-01-2009, 11:54 PM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 32
• Horses: 2
I agree with the suggestions. If you can sorta anticipate when they are going to buck; shorten your reins up and bring her head up as best as you can, sit down deep in your saddle and drive her/him forward with your seat and legs. I was once told that the best gait to ride when they are bucking is a trot, just trot them through it. If it continues I would get a professional in to see what the problem is. Buckings no fun! I have been chucked on to some very poorly broken in horses!
Sootie is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
met Buck appy rider 4 life Horse Pictures 1 02-05-2009 03:50 PM
Sitting a buck NorthernMama Horse Riding & Horse Activity 12 10-15-2008 03:32 PM
My First Buck Brandon Horse Riding & Horse Activity 15 09-19-2008 08:41 PM
First Buck!! Small_Town_Girl Horse Riding & Horse Activity 12 07-28-2008 10:18 AM
Buck pics! ivyschex Horse Pictures 3 07-09-2007 11:28 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome