exactlyI allow it as long as it's just playful and not close to me. My horse has a LOT of energy and doesn't always know what to do with it, so when he gets turned out he doesn't always release it all. No way would I want to get on him with that excess energy still pent up. If he needs to do his thing while I'm lunging him, it's okay with me because he's an intelligent guy and knows the difference between lunging and being ridden. When I'm on him he's a saint, so that's all that matters to me.
If he ever does do a more "dominant" buck or gets too close to me, I give him a firm "NO", change his direction, and make him work extra hard for a few seconds. Seems to work out fine for us.
How do you teach a young horse that is feeling frisky not to buck? This is a genuine question by the way. I have found that by doing the lunging long after it is comfortable my horse then settles nicely into work after initially being very full of herself. Doing this has definitely discouraged bucking and she is no longer inclined to be too frisky and full of herself. Like I said I no longer lunge. How do you stop bucking, what is your method?That's why I teach them not to buck, period!