Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Phoenix Arizona
because they are scared and need to figure it out. sometime they only buck once as a "what the hell is that!" then they go around once or twice and think "oh, im alive and it has not tried to eat me". it falls under the dont make it a big deal thing. by getting after a horse who has just been saddled for the first time and he is freaking out he may not connect the correction with bucking, but might associate the saddle with bad things. now that the horse has established the saddle won't kill it you can correct the bucking. he knows the saddle is not bad and its a little easier as he is not completely freaked out over what's happening. he has been through it before and knows he will be ok. so when you correct him NOW he is more likly to stop bucking and figure out the correction is for bucking, not because this weird thing is strapped to his back.
Just my take on it though. kinda like the first time haltering a horse. if they spook you dont get on them for their spooking/acting silly (unless it was in a dangerous way). you go slow and ignore the first cuple of hiccups as the horse not not sure whats going on. Again i may be wrong but that's how it makes sense to me.