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blueeyes2009

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blueeyes2009 says:

Rearing and bucking

I just got this cob gelding which is 9 years old and is broken for riding and driving. Iam just looking for ways to go about his napping that he has been aloud to get away with his old owner.

I have had he nearly a month and when I first got him I took him out just up the road with my friends horse in front. He was fine until he got bore stop and try to turn around for home. He didnt care that my friends horse was still going he just wanted to go home. He dont a few bunnie bucks not anything to high then a couple of mini rears. His old owner would of got off and taken him back home by now.

When I did get him going foward with my friend and her horse behind him with a whip he only try it on a couple of times after that.

The other weekend my friend rode him and as we went pass his field he put a big buck in follow by a big rear so he look like a rocking horse.

He is fine to ride in the schooling field as long as somebody is on the ground walking about.

I was just wondering the best way to get him out of it.  

 

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blueeyes2009

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blueeyes2009 says:

Re: Rearing and bucking

Thanks for your reply. Just one thing I have never use a whip on  him. He has had a whip near him but its never been use on him.

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ems1477

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ems1477 says:

Re: Rearing and bucking

my cob has started doing that hes had a few little rears in the road and started turning round to home but i managed to kick him on and turn him round which is quite hard to do with him rearing in the road, thrashing his head and backing up! he's attitude has change i think beacuse hes been lame for a month and is unfit and overweight! but yep he trys it on with me like now working in the field he makes the great escape out the gate and into the lushest grass possible!!! i never use the whip on him but i carry it with me now just to show him really and hes better.

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ems1477

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ems1477 says:

Re: Rearing and bucking

oh and he bucks but only with other horses, my friends things hes excited and he doesnt want to get left behind!!

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blueeyes2009

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blueeyes2009 says:

Re: Rearing and bucking

I only carry the whip with my cob but I think cause he got away with his last owner he thinks he can do it all the time. He has start to get a bit spooky coming in from his feild where he was ok before.

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greylady

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greylady says:

Re: Rearing and bucking

Have you tried taking him out on his own? If theres a time Puff is going to 'have a moment' is always when he's with another horse. When hes out on his own he much more focused and listens to what I say. When he's with another horse he doesnt have to concentrate so much because his buddies there, and then seems to think he has time to mess about. It may not help at all, each horse is different, but maybe worth a go?

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blueeyes2009

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blueeyes2009 says:

Re: Rearing and bucking

Yeh I try with my friend the other weekend and he was worse as he didnt want to leave his friends. He did big bucks and rears and was getting grumpy.

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ems1477

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ems1477 says:

Re: Rearing and bucking

you could try just ignoring his bucks and rears and carry on because he might be just getting a reaction from you. so if you sit tight and quite and just let him have his tantrum then kick him on and carring on riding him on. hopefully he will learn that he wont get a reaction from you and stop rearing and bucking

or he might have some tack that is rubbing or hurting him. if you have the same tack from last owner and she had probs bucking then maybe it is his tack. check his bridle and saddle and see if hes hurting anywere

hope this helps emxx

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Lothmorwel

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Lothmorwel says:

Re: Rearing and bucking

Find out why he's doing it. If he's insecure then you have to just progress slowly, walking him in-hand, going out with others, doing lots of groundwork. Also check that there's nothing else physically wrong with him. You said he's become spooky, has something changed near you? New smells or sounds or objects? If everything is fine then maybe he's just trying his luck. Same with the napping. It sounds like his old owner just let him get away with things, and it sounds like he knows it! As I said before, really explore everything that could be wrong and build a really good bond with him, but do not let him get away with being silly. Spooking small at things can escalate into spinning, barging and bolting. And small bucks can lead to big bucks if he knows he can get what he wants. Though he may also try big bucks if small bucks don't work. Just pesevere, get the gist of him and work out if he's nervous or being silly, take your time, have patience and you'll get there in the end. Well done on being up for the challenge, by the way, lots of people would just pass him on, so well done for being a caring and dedicated owner.

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misspolly

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misspolly says:

Re: Rearing and bucking

Just wondering if your cob has improved and if so what have you done differently? I am having similar problems with my cob. I used to be able to hack him out alone or with another horses everywhere, but recently he has started napping and rearing, when it first began the rears weren't that big and I usually got him to go on but recently the rears have got bigger and I usually end up having to get off and bring him back to the field. I would really appreciate any advice that has worked for you because things have now got so bad that I have given up hacking him out all together as I have become very nervous even though I have been riding a long time and have never been a nervous rider. A few people have justed that I push with on with the whip and that he is just acting up but usually this makes him worse and I would rather not ended up doing this to him, Im not sure is nervous or just acting up? 

 

 

 

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