Like obviously i can get after him once i manage to get myself b
up but i donít think thatís really going to do anything
You're right - or at least, it won't do anything beneficial
to you. Horses learn from *instant* consequences, so if you can't punish him effectively *while* he's bucking/kicking, then all you'll be punishing is whatever is going on at the time you finally get around to it.
I'm quite... perplexed that you're not at all concerned about all the getting bucked off. I gather you're quite young. Sounds like you're lucky not to have been hurt badly yet, but that luck is not likely to hold. You will
end up hurt badly(hope that's all) if you keep riding him. Another thing with consequences is, if something works for a horse(there's instant desirable consequences - he gets you off), they will do it again, get better at it, more confirmed. And if it only works sometimes, *they will try harder*
so if he's bucking & you're coming off after 2 years, he's pretty 'well trained' in doing this now, and yes, he will have learned to buck harder as you have become better able to sit the smaller ones.
To teach him not to do it would first entail ensuring the rider NEVER EVER came off. Even with a good bronc rider, it'd probably be extremely difficult to get him reliably
out of it now. So... I'd start with employing a very good bronc rider, and become very good at riding broncs & not coming off yourself, if you want to keep riding him.
So... I'd absolutely 1000% be very concerned about the bucking, and even if you're... Wolverine & always bounce back from injury, letting him continue to buck you off will pretty much ensure you can't fix the kicking at you either. So you're extremely mistaken to be unconcerned with the bucking. Will you bounce back from a kick in the head? & if you care for the horse, what do you think will become of a horse like this if you're in ICU? I'm also interested to hear that you have been riding in front of a trainer & what have they said about it?
As for kicking you while you're down, he's not being an 'idiot', he's just being a horse. Perhaps something IS bothering him, causing him to want you off, and he's trying to tell you more clearly that he hates it, or he is frightened & reactive about you landing at his feet, or he is confirming who's boss, or, like Foxhunter suggested & you seem to be thinking, he's just playing, it's all a game to him & he's just playing 'tag' with you after he dumps you.
Firstly, I do think it is indeed a big possibility Tiny is right & he's not just playing, but something is wrong, he's been trying to communicate, be it physically or with your riding/training - something you're doing/not doing. I'd want to be absolutely sure there were no physical reason he wants you off, before addressing it as a training issue. So wondering what exactly you have tried, besides a 'vet check' to rule out/fix any discomfort/pain? Eg. bodyworker? Saddle fitter? Nutrition? You're bouncing on him, his feet, teeth, the bit...? Whether or not it is physical, as explained above, this 'training' will have ensured he will keep it up even if you ensure you effectively eradicate physical probs now.