Horse That Bucks Off Specific Type of Rider??
Just wondering if anyone else knows of a horse like this, I suspect its more common than people realize(thus the "you told me this horse never bucks and he bucked me off!!")The story;
Friend has a gelding, started at 6. he was a bit subborn and strong willed(not surprising for a 6 year old that had never had anything expected of them) middle of the herd type guy, nice stocky, 15.2hh foundation stock type horse. Fairly sensitive, but quiet. Owner puts a couple rides on him, no problem the first few, gets scared at an animal that jumps up while being ridden in the round pen, throws a few bucks in, suprising his owner and dumping them. Can happen with any horse in the first few rides. owner gets back on, no problem.
Horse goes for 60 days. great for the trainer, only complaint is that he's a bit stubborn. no problem. Gets trail ridden, bareback, western, aussie saddle, no problems, just a little green.gives pony rides for kids, ponies other horses, perfect. By winter the horse is doing great.
the following spring, intermediate rider on him that says they have worked with green horses. just going for a slow walk. Rider becomes nervous about a dog, tenses up, grips reins, horse bucks them off. Rider gets back on, rides for a minute, switches with experienced rider who gives him a solid work out, no offer to buck, perfect behavior. Ridden all that summer by various riders(all confident, intermediate-experienced), taken to the mountains, crossed rivers, very solid w/t/c gallop, bare back, rope halter, side passed, neck reins, etc. tried everything to make him act up, nothing, cannot get him to buck, even after months off, just hop on, no lunging and go.
ridden through the winter, now this spring. Beginner on a horse thats having a bad day, just walking on an easy trail. Riders switch, put beginner on this horse(who has become very quiet, push button type), beginner is frustrated by their previous horse and anxious to impress the rest of the riders, emediately tenses up and grabs the reins. horse bucks him off. Horse ridden by several people after, no problem at any gait, no problem with contact on the bit, etc.
My conclusion is that this horse cant take anxiousness/tense/nervous riders at all. In every other way he is virtually a kids pony, but he cant take any riders with the above combined qualities. He has had experienced riders on him in very hight tension situations with no issues.
Anyone else know of a horse like this?