Like rearing, most horses don’t want to buck. It takes more energy to buck than to do most anything else. What is your horse trying to tell you? This is one of those things where there could be so many reasons why. What I can tell you is that when I start over in the process and go through each step and perfect it, I have not had any bucking issues.

Success Tips:

- Check for saddle fit, soreness, anxiety.
- Make sure all the work from above the horse in the groundwork is good.
- Go back through the entire Relaxed & Connected checklist!

Common Problems/Mistakes:

- Missing 'before what happened happened.'
- Releasing pressure during the buck (usually accompanied by grabbing the saddle horn or safety strap and going into fetal position).