Bucking Horse!

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We have a 20(Ish) year old gelding and he recently started bucking. He has not been doing this before and it seems like he might be in pain. He has a nerve problem in his foot, but after getting special shoes from the farrier, he has done fine for a couple months [until now]. He has been getting harder to catch, but other than that has never had this problem [while in our care, which has been for about 6 months, but we know the previous owner well]. We are thinking it may be a back problem or mouth problem because he has been really annoyed by his bit for the past couple of days. Is there any non-expensive way to check if it is back or mouth pain? Should we stay off of him for a couple of months? There is also a slight chance that it is a behavioral problem. We have been getting back on him, so he does not think he is being rewarded, but we were wondering whether that is a good idea since we do not know whether its pain or behavior? Please if you have any other advice on how to train him better as well, please let me know.
 

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Thanks for the advice. Will try it.
 
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