Talk About An Amazing Seat – This Guy Gets Bucked Around And Is Cool As A Cucumber!

This looks like a really talented horse and rider team, not sure what set the horse off! I wish I could sit a buck like this guy! If you like this video, share it with your friends on Facebook!

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  1. Marilyn

    A truly stupid rider–he’s not wearing a helmut. He may not be so lucky next time. Or perhaps he is already brain damaged from another helmut-less episode…

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    • Anonymous

      According to your comment it looks as if you are the one who is already braindamaged.

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      • Anonymous

        If he came off he could well have ended up with brain damage, why risk it in the first place.

    • Ponypower

      I know the man in the video. He has been using his helmet every day since this episode. 😀

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      • Kate Hopkins

        Tell him, bravo for me. Sorry some can’t see something interesting and unexpected like this without getting into a judgmental rant, and than others ranting back at them. I thought immediately that this was a youngster newly under saddle. If he hadn’t held the reins I foresaw a summersault once the baby got it’s head between it’s front legs. Well ridden and glad it wasn’t me. Too many memories from days of old where gravity and horse won. 🙂

    • Anonymous

      At least learn how to spell if you’re going to continue picking people apart. And make sure you wear a helmet, in case you aggravate someone to the point of dropping you on your head. Yep. It’s h-e-l-m-e-t.

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    • Anonymous

      Some people can’t seem to see the good thinks , this ride is a excellent rider and handled that horses beautifully . I wonder who is stupid ?????

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    • Anne B Meczywor

      My very first thought was “Where is his helmet?!” He was damn lucky this time. Luck runs out eventually.

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  2. Sharkey

    When the horse reared shouldn’t he have had loose reins? I’ve heard you can pull a horse over on top of you if you pull while they’re rearing.

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  3. McG

    Marilyn…make sure you spell “helmet” correctly before you call someone stupid. You’re right though, he should be wearing a hard-hat when working with an obviously green horse.

    Very easy to criticize/analyze but the man kept his cool throughout the process. It looks so easy from here but when you sit that, it’s a whole different story.

    Think he did well and glad I didn’t get to see him eat dirt.

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  4. Tricia

    It looks like he asked him to collect and he fell into a canter to evade him. he brought him back down and asked again…. and the subsequent bratty explosion…. lol props for him staying on…..
    and yes, helmets are a beautiful thing… i’ve seen too many head injuries in the trauma bays at work from silly stuff like that…

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  5. DMcG

    Damn that was every spring on my mare… pole hopping but she would throw in sunfishing… that’s when she twists at her belly throwing her back legs to the side in a full body twist.

    Now that’s a trick to stay on!

    My neighbors used to pull out the lawn-chairs and drinks when I would saddle up for the spring ride or die tryings. LOL

    But ya, for an English rider he did pretty good sitting loose and in the saddle and not panicking.

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    • JF

      What do you mean, “for an English rider”? That’s typical of a lot of western (so called) riders who know so little about horses that they let their mare stand around all winter and then slap a saddle on her with no warm up exercise, and then make a drunken party out of watching somebody yank her around. That was very condescending of you, and you couldn’t stay on one of my jumpers for 5 minutes, I’m sure.

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      • Kat

        English or Western both sports have good and bad riders. The core value we both share is a love of horses. It saddens me to see one side attack the other for any reason. I started in dressage, then eventing, and moved to reining.
        All three sports were amazing. All three “type” of riders I met wee really good…or not so much.

  6. Sarah

    Lol well sat!! Should have a hat on really and maybe shouldn’t of patted the horse after? Good boy?

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    • jeje

      The horse settled and stood quiet, then he patted. Right move. Horses live in the present, so respond the present behavior. It’s like people who punish a dog for peeing in the house 12 hours earlier. They won’t know what they are being corrected for. If they settle, reward it. It’s a change in behavior, however brief.

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  7. Dave

    He rode well. I think that a hard left or right lowered rein would have pulled that arrogant horse into a tight circle and forced his head down. Horses generally can’t buck when their poll is extended downward. Just my two nits worth (pun intended).

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  8. Anna

    I had no problem with the video until the very end. He patted the horse. DO NOT PAT THE FREAKING HORSE!! That just tells him that he did the right thing which is the OPPOSITE of what you need to be telling him! Sorry but that upset me a bit.

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    • Liz

      he let the horse STOP working before the pat……….um……….way to teach a horse how to NOT trot or move forward! I seriously doubt I could have ridden through that tantrum…….however…….if I did- the brat certainly wouldn’t be rewarded with a good rest and pat on the neck.

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      • jeje

        Yeah because pushing a crow hopping, bucking, rearing horse into “more work” would be a wise thing. How about just settle and stop, start over. How do you know he didn’t ask for a settle and stop? He rewarded a calm horse, briefly. You’re going to get yourself killed whipping a horse that’s already escalated by putting more pressure on it – that’s when they blow. Somehow with the way this guy handled it and stayed on – he’s the better horseman. Always some ignorant armchair critic out there.

  9. TL

    I think this man is an excellent rider, and did EXACTLY the right thing through to the end. He managed to stay calm, stay on, ride it through, and then patted the horse AFTER it calmed down. This told the horse 2 things…
    1) I am NOT going anywhere when you buck, so give it up.
    2) calming down is the right behavior and you’ll get a reward for being calm.
    He is obviously a well seasoned rider, and also a horse lover. His staying calm, and rewarding the horse for calming down vs smacking him says it all.
    Hats off brother, you did GREAT!!

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  10. Erin

    He asked too much of the horse too soon after getting on. So common…That is all. That is all it was in a nutshell…

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  11. Tracy

    This rider caused every bit of that behaviour…he did not offer the horse any release at all when he complied nicely to his request in the first 10 seconds. To be good with horses you need to see much deeper into their behaviour that a forced head carriage and a so called “good seat”. I want to scream at this rider as he has just ruined that poor horse.

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  12. Deej

    Great ride! Cool Calm and eventually COLLECTED! 😉 Bravo. Well done.

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  13. Anonymous

    Excellent rider. Happy to see he patted the horse when he calmed down. A young spirited horse should not be punished for being just that. The object is a partnership built on mutual trust not domination.

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  14. Rebecca

    I thought this rider was brilliant. He obeyed the first rule of horseback riding: keep the horse between your legs at all times. He did a fine job de-escalating a bad situation. I admire him!

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