Wonderful Rig for Ground Training
If your horse has a habit of bucking to avoid forward motion, the Pessoa Rig can aid in breaking this habit. The rig goes over the pole and through the bit, through the surcingle on his back, and around his hind legs. It is designed to provide a reference point for the horse of where his body parts should be, and it doesn't have much give for bucking. You can use your voice and your lunge whip, as well as the lunge line, to train the horse to go forward. Even downward transitions should be forward transitions. Your horse will feel really positive about this good work, and it will teach him that riders want forward motion from the horse, not bucking!