Bucked Off and Getting Back On
This is the short version of a talk I have given at a cowboy church and at our local homeless shelter chapel.
I confess that I have been bucked off many horses, many times. I have been bucked off other things as well.
There is a saying that gives me some comfort. “Ain’t a horse that can’t be rode; ain’t a cowboy can’t be throwed.”
Unless it is a bronc at a rodeo, who bucks for a living, and you are not allowed to get back on, there are two important reasons to get back on after being bucked off.
One reason is very simple. If you don’t get back on, the horse won and will think that it can get you off whenever it wants. So, for training purposes, and for the horse’s own good, you want it to learn that it can’t get away with it. You want it to learn that you are boss; that you are in control.
The second reason to get back on is for your…
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