recently purchased two QH, ages 2 and 3.
am a novice rider but am fortunate to have neighbors of mine who are knowledgeable
about horses and training themselves.
question is about the 3 year old. He likes to buck when mounting and dismounting.
He also definitely has a more frisky personality than the 2 year old. Could
this be a "crazy horse" or was he not broken properly? I'd hate to get
rid of him because his conformation is beautiful and I think could be a great
horse. But at the same time, his acting up can hurts somebody one of these days.
Any advice would be appreciated. Z
sounds to me like his friskiness is a combination of his individual temperament,
his young age, and his the type of training he has received so far. It might also
be a reflection of the skill of the person working with him. Does he buck with
everyone who rides him?
three years of age, he is still considered green or inexperienced and he
needs more professional training in the basics - that is, good overall manners
for the simple things like mounting!
good trainer will be sure to use a correctly fitting saddle (so the saddle would
not be the cause of his bucking) and would allow you to take lessons as the horse
becomes better trained.
are correct to be concerned that this type of behavior could cause someone to
be seriously hurt and you should takes steps to have a competent trainer help
you with this problem. Good luck.