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post #1 of 5 Old 09-20-2020, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 4yr old that has started to buck when being lead. (halter and lead rope) No apparent reason. How can I stop this behavior before it escalates?
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post #2 of 5 Old 09-20-2020, 09:54 AM
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Pain or excitement would be first things to co sided. How is he when loose at pasture?
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post #3 of 5 Old 09-20-2020, 09:58 AM
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When exactly does he buck?

When you lead him away or towards other horses?
During trying to go into a shadowy area (horses have issues when they go from light to dark places f.e. a trailer or a riding arena)?
What does he do shortly before he starts to buck?
How does he live? Maybe he is just to excited to be able to move because he is stalled up for too long.
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post #4 of 5 Old 09-20-2020, 11:29 AM
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Good questions above.

Is this consistent or just something the horse has done once or twice? How are the bugs right now, do you have horse flies?

Not the only way to do it, but my thought is if the horse is trying to get out of something by bucking I'd work his butt off every time he does it. I'd want him to realize this is pretty easy, and if he is going to act up it is going to be so much more work. I'm not talking about being abusive, but using a horse's natural tendency to be lazy to my advantage for it to be his idea to behave.

That's worth what it cost you though because we'd need some details to get an idea why your boy is bucking. Good luck!
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post #5 of 5 Old 09-20-2020, 12:03 PM
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When exactly does he buck?

When you lead him away or towards other horses?
During trying to go into a shadowy area (horses have issues when they go from light to dark places f.e. a trailer or a riding arena)?
What does he do shortly before he starts to buck?
How does he live? Maybe he is just to excited to be able to move because he is stalled up for too long.



this. Consider his state of mind. It's probably what makes him want to buck. What else has changed in his world, from the pre-bucking life, to now?
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