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How to Tell if Your Horse is Getting Ready to Spook, Buck, etc!

We have all been caught off guard by an out of the blue spook, or sudden exuberant buck. But are there warning signs for this type of behavior? While even the best riders can still be suprised by a spook or buck, there are usually signs that a horse is tense or unhappy and these emotions usually proceed bad behavior. In this video, I talk about how you can tell if your horse may be getting ready to act up, and point out a few tell tale signs of tension.

Watch the video, then leave a comment and share your story of a time you could tell something was “brewing” with your horse. Or you can also tell us about a time you missed the warnings, any hindsight wisdom?

 

I didn’t mention this in the video, so I wanted to remind you that just because you see or feel these warning signs doesn’t mean that a spook or buck is inevitable, it just means that your horse is tense and possibly unhappy about something, so be alert. It is always important to know your horse and your riding skills, and be honest with yourself on what you are comfortable working through and when it is best to just get off or try something else. Listen to your horse, stay focused, and stay safe!

See you in the comments,
Callie

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