Just when I thought that rearing was scary enough I have now experienced bucking…. Bully was quite the handful today. Im not sure if it was the wind or the cool air but he just wasn’t wanting to be serious and work. I went to the farm with plenty of confidence and was even complimented on it. We have had the same routine now for almost a month, I get him from the pasture, groom him, saddle him up and go to the round pen for groundwork. He behaved very well with his groundwork and seemed like he got some of his energy out. We decided it would be fine to ride him, as I normally do it didn’t take him long to start acting funny though. His head was bouncing around, and he reared a tiny bit at one point. He was fine with whoa, but not doing to well with his turns. My trainer felt that we should put a line on him since he really wasn’t listening. After a few times around the pen on the line it happened…….he started bucking with me on him. It felt like minutes even though I know it was seconds, but I managed to barely stay on. I will be totally honest, I got off and had a WTF (sorry) out loud moment. I could not believe that had happened. My trainer told me to sit, and made Bully run around the pen. He had too much energy still. While she worked him, and I collected myself she called the barn manager to find out about his grain. He did not seem like the same horse as he was a week ago. The barn manager suggested putting him in the paddock, and keeping his saddle on for an hour. He apparently was not ridden much before and may need more work before riding again, so that is were we left it. I am not giving up, I will be right back out there again Friday. On a positive note, I have now experienced bucking and will be able to handle it better next time.