Happy Bucker Mackenzie

  A rather lovely story from Happy Bucker Mackenzie: I first started out on the search for gentler horsemanship methods with my first horse Glory. Having quite an interesting relationship, falling off in a pretty regular basis and a whole host of other things, someone reached out to me and gave me quite a bit…

Teaching movements with Positive Reinforcement

OH MY FREAKIN’ GAAAAWD! I can’t believe i managed to embed a VIDEO in a BLOG! I feel like I invented the internet or something now. I’m going to be going around offering to make websites for people with my newfound, amazing skills!   Ok, enough of that. Today I  started teaching Cato to do…

Happy Bucker Sarah

Sarah is a committed BuckYou Bucker. She and her horse are FULLY LOADED with BuckYou bareback pads and sidepull bridles. Sarah has this to say: Best thing I’ve done for both of us was get a buckyou pad. I am registered disabled, and the pad is strengthening my core and has had beneficial effects on…

Jango- The Kissy Prince of the Fells

Jango is a 13.2 welsh section C pony. He is also Gorgeous. Pretty. Handsome. Beautiful. Stunning. Cuuuuuuuute! He’s also very affectionate and his favourite thing is to kiss his human friends. It doesn’t take long to become friends with Jango either, but his best friends get kissed A LOT. Jango arrived in march 2015, I…

Spartacus- FREE TO A GOOD HOME

Spartacus is a very handsome 10.2 shetland gelding. He appeared on the scene in july 2016 after Zion (my o/h) said the immortal words: You should get a shetland.  I take suggestions like this very seriously, and within a couple of weeks, Spartacus joined the herd. I found him by searching ‘free to a good…

Bark You- We do dogs too!

At BuckYou we love and care about all animals, and we support and encourage force free handling and training for all of them! There is no need to ‘alpha roll’ (vomit) your dog, pretend to eat their food before they do, (gag) and they won’t take over the house and have full control of the…

Cato- The Original BuckYou pony.

Cato landed on Halloween 2014. He was supposedly a lightly back, rising 5 connemara gelding about 15h. He was actually JUST 4, we strongly believe he was hunted as a 3 year old, he had damage to his back, he was terrified of humans, he was hard to catch, he would hold his breath and…

What is Horse Charming?

As new-age as it might sound, Horse Charming is simply the way we like to describe the practice of keeping, managing, caring for and training horses using the latest that science can tell us about what makes a horse a horse, why horses do what they do, and how they learn. Those sciences include: Psychology –…