hello I'v had a horse that rears and she fell on me that hurts alot.. Have you tried changing her bit out? The horse that I had I sold her because she was starting to rear but the person that bought her said that he changed the bit from a snaffle to a hackamore and she did wonderful. If you use the water balloon and burst it on their head it makes them think they are bleeding and they'll stop it or you can use a waffle bat and get her on top on the head when she starts to rear but you have to be careful and have right timing because when you get her on top of the head with the waffle bat. I just want to clarify for those of you that are starting to write a post to say I'm cruel by me saying waffle bat i'm meaning those big plastic bats that kids play with NOT a steel or fiberglass bat.. but if you use the water ballon or if you hit her on top of the head it takes time you have to continue with it one time will not get it but before you go and start trying to hit her on top of the head with anything make sure you look over everything including the tack esp the saddle and bit. I think I would try to resolve this myself before going to the trainer because you know your horse better than the trainer and you can work with her alot better just be very careful because as some have mentioned and as I'm sure your well aware rearing is one of the most dangerous things a horse can do to you and itself
Last edited by nate1; 12-16-2010 at 04:44 PM.