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post #1 of 16 Old 02-09-2015, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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Was wondering if anyone has tried the buckbuster halter. My daughters mare has thrown her twice and she is thinking of spending the money to try it out so I told her I would ask here first. She will be training in the spring and start trail riding and Im wondering if this could be an added piece of security and give me a little piece of mind.
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Was wondering if anyone has tried the buckbuster halter. My daughters mare has thrown her twice and she is thinking of spending the money to try it out so I told her I would ask here first. She will be training in the spring and start trail riding and Im wondering if this could be an added piece of security and give me a little piece of mind.
No. I haven't tried it.
Yes. It would be an added piece of security and probably ease your mind a bit.

A determined bucker can still do a bit of action even with it on. A determined horse may find other ways to get the rider off. Leaping sideways, etc. And there is the slight chance that the horse will be off balance and fall while trying different maneuvers.

Any chance you guys can figure out why the horse is bucking? Or do you know anyone else who can help you figure it out?

That would be my suggestion to you.
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huh. I had to google it...

I don't see how it works? I mean... I *see* it. I've watched their video. But they are not explaining what it does. Or I'm thick as a fence post. (the latter is entirely possible)
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No. I haven't tried it.
Yes. It would be an added piece of security and probably ease your mind a bit.

A determined bucker can still do a bit of action even with it on. A determined horse may find other ways to get the rider off. Leaping sideways, etc. And there is the slight chance that the horse will be off balance and fall while trying different maneuvers.

Any chance you guys can figure out why the horse is bucking? Or do you know anyone else who can help you figure it out?

That would be my suggestion to you.
I was wondering about that. My girl is NOT a premeditated bucker. She's a good-natured doll. But she is a firecracker if she gets truly startled. This can be sudden pain, or a really big fright that she's never experienced before. And *POOF!*. So I'm wondering if she would get her couple of bucks off, *anyway*. You know what I mean?

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It isn't anything new at all!
Cherie has a post somewhere her that shows her anti bucking bridle. Much cheaper and just as effective!
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The buck buster works buy putting presser behind the ear and makes it where they cant put there head down in order for them to buck. If that help :)
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I suggest in using your money for a trainer instead. These gimmicks are just that “gimmicks” to take your hard earned money. They may band aid the problem for a while but they don’t fix the problem.

Horses buck for many reasons including but not limited to pain, fear, and defiance. To properly fix a bucking issue you first need to understand why the horse needs to buck.

Over the years of training and re-training the most common reason for horses bucking I have seen has been fear & anxiety. These are usually hoses that were not started under saddle properly or were subject to a bad experience. These horses are generally not confident carrying a rider or a saddle. This was followed by the defiant horse that that has learned if he bucks or crow hops the rider will not push him or will get off and not ride him. By getting off or not pushing them past the buck they have trained/enforced the bucking behavior. Pain has been a very small percentage but should not be over looked. I would have a vet check and rule this out first.

Best of luck,
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The buck buster works buy putting presser behind the ear and makes it where they cant put there head down in order for them to buck. If that help :)
If the pressure is behind the ear then that is encouraging a horse to lower its head. The pressure goes, with this, on the noseband, with some it is onto the bit, to stop the head going down.
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We have a horse that was an incredible bucker, he looked like he belonged in a rodeo. Because of that I really wasn't interested in riding him.

Best thing we did was send him to a trainer. I understand the trainer had 3 rides that were intresting. After a month and a half at the trainer we got back a nice horse.
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Some horses respond to poll pressure by lowering the head and some by raising it - those things will only work if your horse is the latter.
It might help but having someone ride the horse that has the experience and strength to pick its head up, ride the action and push it forwards out of the buck will do a better job IMO
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