Need help with bucking horse

by Ali
(floodwood mn)


My pony Peppy is having a problem and I don't now what to do! I said I would never ask a question on here but its getting bad!

I rode him today and he was doing sooooooooooooooooo good and I brought him to the fence cause he wanted to see are other horses and he tuck of and bucked that made me go flying over his head and land on my head I'm not hurt but in going to if he dosent stop taking of and bucking! I love him so much but I dont now what to do. I want to be a trainer some day and I've learned a lot but I don't know what to please help!!!!

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Mar 31, 2018
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by: simone

When you want to ride Peppy, but he seems frisky, try lunging him for a few minutes before you ride. If he seems agitated, his tack might not be fitting properly.

Sometimes when a horse bolts its because they have too much energy. Try doing something that takes lots of energy but don't go too fast.

Lastly, he might be bothered by the bit. Try using a softer kind or even no bit at all.

Mar 15, 2018
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thanks!
by: stardust and peppy!

Yes, the question was for you. I love it so much! Best book ever! Thanks for the wisdom, lol!

Mar 15, 2018
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Hello!
by: Hoofbeats

I'm not sure if the comment was for me, but yes I have read Winnie The Horse Gentler and it definitely helped me in my horse training!

Some tips:
If Peppy is bolting maybe you are feeding him an energetic food (that he shouldn't be having)? Also he might be bored with where you ride him or the way you ride him.

What I mean is, that if you repeat the same exercise or activity over and OVER again, he will get bored (so would I... Ha Ha)

Anyway, I hope this helped and I'm more than happy to continue writing you if any other problems occur!

Mar 05, 2018
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thanks!
by: Ali

Thank you for your comment. It helped. And I was reading Winnie the horse gentler and it said that horses sometimes buck cause they're frustrated and so it said to make it fun, and i tried it, and it worked! Anyway have u read Winnie the horse gentler? If you haven't, you really should. It's so good. Thanks again!

Mar 02, 2018
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thanks!
by: Anonymous

OK thanks, I will try! And I ride bareback so if you know how to stay on my pony bareback that would be great! He is taking off too. I will tell you if it gets better and as much comments as possible would be great!

Mar 01, 2018
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Possible solution for Peppy...
by: Hoofbeats

I know that pigrooting isn't exactly like bucking, but my horse sometimes pigroots when he canters. What you're supposed to do to prevent him from doing so, is to make him hold his head up high. Maybe it will work with your Peppy.

Be sure to give us an update on how he improves!

Just a question, do you know how you can stay safer in the saddle on a bucking horse? If you do then that's great but even if you do, I'll still post it here.

If you feel a buck coming on but cannot prevent it, bridge your reins by passing the spare end of one rein through your other hand (under the thumb). If you should be thrown off balance, provided you keep your hands down, the "bridge" will help you being thrown so far forwards that you hit the deck. In extremis there is no reason why you should not grab hold of your horse's mane!

Hope this helps!

Feb 28, 2018
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by: Sydney from HorseCrazyGirls.com

Ali,

It's so hard to know what's going on but I'll post it -- maybe some other horsecrazy girls have dealt with this too and have some tips!

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