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what do I do to stop bucking/rearing?

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The above is good advice but I will add that you should get him moving away from your leg and keep those feet busy all the way home. Do half passes and counterbends and leg yeilds in both directions. Relax a little and if he travels well then leave him alone. If he screws around then do some more.
 

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For a horse to rear or buck it has to be straight from it's nose to tail. If you have a bend anywhere in between you can prevent them from bucking or rearing. I ride western so I don't pull alot on a horses mouth. When a horse does leg yeilds and half-passes and other movements that require a little more though than just walking forward it can work to take the horses mind off of going home. Another thing I would try is to work really hard around the barn then ride away and let him rest. If he doesn't want to rest then that's fine let him go back and work some more.
 
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