My Bunking Bronco

by Mega
(England)

I have my own pony she's a girl and she works as a livery horse so shes used in other people's lessons. But when people try get her into canter she bucks and most people fall off. She sometimes bucks before jumps too but when I ride her she doesn't buck at all. She's speedy and jumps perfectly. I don't know if its because she cares about me or she's scared of me... can you help??

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Nov 11, 2011
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Bucking :)
by: Tiger

When she attempts to do anything of the sort, you will feel her tense in her back. Even if she is just flinching, woah her and ask her to do it properly. Also, make sure her head doesn't raise or lower in between her legs. AND DON'T GET OFF. (Don't loose your confidence) *Martingales may help with head*
Gooooood Luck!
Tiger

Mar 07, 2011
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PLEASE READ!
by: Destiny

She respects you cuz you respect her! She trusts you also!

Jan 25, 2011
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ok
by: Anonymous

i don't think she is afraid of you. if she was she probably would buck you off her back and not behave. i think you are her fave person. if she keeps bucking, try her on a lunge line and try to get her to canter and jump while on the lunge line.

Jan 19, 2011
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BE SUPER LOVING
by: AKOIYA

IF SHE IS SCARED OF U, MAKE HER LOVE YOU!!! VISIT HER, RIDE HER, ETC. BUT B4 U CANTER, B SURE U CAN DO EVERYTHING ELSE WITH HER!!! IF SHE IS SCARED FOR YOU, THEN SHOW HER THAT SHE DOESN'T NEED TO BE. YOU COULD DO THINGS LIKE RIDE SUPPER SLOW, THEN GET OFF & SHOW HER THAT UR FINE

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Dec 25, 2010
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Symptoms?
by: TheCougar

I would think that if your horse doesn't act aggressively with you in-saddle that she respects you as her rider. For now, I suggest you ride her more often than anyone else.

What was her background like? Maybe she never was able to trust anyone from some experience.
Or possibly her bucking is a symptom. She could have stomach ulcers which irritate a horse just enough at a faster gait that they'll let you know with a couple croup-highs (bucks to the side - mainly a sign a annoyance).

Another symptom could be from skin/fur problems. There could be excessive amount of dust and dirt and dead skin cells under the saddle pad. A burr or other plant pod could have wedged itself under. Or, most expensive to correct, the saddle itself could be the problem. The gullet size could be too small and pinching or too wide and rubbing. The flocking could be old and worn thin so the wood-work inside the saddle is felt through the pad. Or it could be too thick and fluffy and putting pressure in wrong places.

Though you say this is a livery horse, I suggest taking as many measures as you can to solve her bucking issue. And not you in particular. Ask the stable manager (or possible owner).

I hope you find her kink, because this horse sounds just like mine, and I know what a relief it is to finally make your horse comfortable. Good luck!

Jan 30, 2011
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Mabye this will help...
by: Horserider

I think you should spend more time lunging her. If your having trouble mounted, then you should always go back to ground work. show her that there's nothing scary. Hope it helps:)

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