Big horses throw big temper tantrums !!! Canter apparently is not Rosie's favorite thing to do. Canter apparently is difficult.
But BUCKING is easy!
Ya'll can breath... she didn't come anywhere near unseating me.
PBO was watching me this evening while she hand grazed her geriatric mare. She said first buck was tiny, second buck was a full on buck to get my attention.
Rosie is so big the bucks were fairly smooth. The first one took me by surprise and I did the wrong thing, I stopped her. The second one I was ready for and she got a swat with my crop to keep moving forward.
She's only bucking on the right lead, which is also the direction she dislikes bending on. Left lead is fine. I'm really hoping this isn't a pain/saddle fit reaction. Both bucks where when I pass the gate out of outdoor arena though so it's hard to tell. Sweat pattern under the pad is even on both sides. Saddle is not too tight either, I can fit my hand between the girth and her, but it doesn't slide. She doesn't buck at a trot. I'm not cantering much, one complete circle both directions so don't think she's muscle sore, even if I am. I'll keep a close eye on it though. Could be attitude, could be something else, either way not allowed.