Cameron Foster Horse Training
As a 4th generation rancher, the passion for horsemanship is in my blood. Over the past 6 years I have embraced the natural horse development methods of Bill & Tom Dorrance, Ray Hunt, and Joe Wolter. My experience has taught me that nothing is more rewarding than a positive relationship and mutual respect between horse and rider.
- Name: Cameron Foster
- Location: Baker City, Oregon, United States
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
The Buck Stops Where?
When working with young horses on a daily basis, it is pretty common to have a few that will buck. Usually, the colts will buck the first time they are saddled. Once they get used to wearing the saddle after a few days, they do get better. Sometimes if it's a cool morning, they will feel good and need to work the kinks out. On the other hand, some colts that seemed extra bothered by the saddle, need special attention. Why are they bucking? Is it because their feet are stuck? It may be like a car in park and flooring the gas. The horse needs a place for that energy to go. By ponying your colt it helps them get used to you above them, plus getting them to move off of pressure and yielding to pressure. Work on moving their hindquarters away from you, as you ride in towards their hip. If you can, have another person pony you on your horse for the first few rides or until the colt is more confident will help. They can ride into the colt if he goes to bucking, plus the colt will buddy up with the other horse and help him move out. The other person helping you needs to be pretty handy or it could be a wreck. Working the braces out and getting the horses feet moving will save heart aches... and back aches.