So recently I've noticed something. I can tell when Allegra's about to rear, kick, buck, that sort of thing and I obviously try to stop her by pulling her leg to my knee or whatever. Anyways, my question is : when she tries to rear or whatnot she always stops first. Most of the time it's outside, by a gate or another horse. It's not just a "stop...go!!" it's more of a "stopstopstopi'msonotmovingstopstopstop" sort of thing. (Haha)
Kicking doesn't do much, I normally end up just going in the other direction because she'll behave just a bit better that way. But if I'm stuck on going that direction I run into an issue. Of course I have a crop, and I might start using spurs with her as well because she tends to ignore my left leg. If I happen to tap her with the crop when she refuses to move, that's what normally starts a rear.
Either I end up turning around or starting a rearing fit. Once she starts she's hard to stop and get under control again. She tends to be perfectly fine once she's actually done rearing, but it takes her a few minutes to listen to me again. I can actually feel myself getting nervous and not-so-sure when it comes to using a crop or whatnot when she gets like this, which is very possibly the problem, but I'm not sure what to do about it.
Any ideas on what to do?