Re: How do i stop my pony bucking?!!
If he bucks when you use a whip, he's not understanding the reason behind the whip.
Whip = more impulsion, whether it be a dressage whip or a jumpers crop.
Whacking your horse's arse is not going to make him forward, it'll just make him sour.
Next time you use it, a slight tap on his bum, your hands forward and don't restrict his head. He will more than likely buck for the first few times, but once he realises this is forwards, not a pull in the mouth and a spank, it'll be fine.
On a second note, when training your horse,
1- ask with leg and seat aid
2- if this is ignored, repeat leg aid with small tap of whip
3- if that is ignored, THEN he gets a firmer tap with it... he'll soon learn to go the first time you ask.