Friday, January 23, 2009
Pick Your Poison
Oh this should be super fun!! So last night I working with a training horse when she decided that apparently what I was doing bared ZERO interest to her, so in protest she thought it would be a good idea to rear a few times. Nice big ones and some nice little ones. Either way, I just sat there and pulled her back down and up again she went and back down I pulled her back down and on and on until I finally got off and took her to the round pen for a "Come to Jesus Meeting." Basically she got round penned until I was sure her little front feet wouldn't be leaving the ground for a awhile. Then I took her back into the arena hopped back on her and what do you know she was a perfect little angel!
So S&D was there, of course, and we were chatting about it and she says "I would take a horse bucking any day over rearing." And I said NO WAY! I prefer the rear. Why? Well I"ll tell you, because UNLESS your horse happens to flip all the way over on you, which is REALLY BAD, the odds of you being unseated from a rear are slim to non. To me, a buck will unseat me more so than a rear. That however is MY personal preference. OBVIOUSLY I'd rather do NEITHER, but if I had to choose, I choose the Rear.
So here you go my friends. PICK YOUR POISON!!!! The REAR or the BUCK and why!?!?!?
You have your choice of 2 horses, 1 is guaranteed to buck, one is guaranteed to rear...