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post #1 of 17 Old 07-22-2011, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone teach me how to rear?

Hey I was wanting to rear a horse for a art film I am making, I might end up using a stunt man but I would rather do it my self. I was taking lessons but I lost contact with the guy. If you could give me a price and stuff I would be very interested. I live in calgary, alberta. (so preferably near to that area)
Right now I know your basics. I ride western know how to trot, lope, turn etc...
Any help would be appreciated as I can not find any facility that will teach this.
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post #2 of 17 Old 07-22-2011, 12:15 PM
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Your best bet is to just rent a trick horse and rider, instead of having someone try to teach it to you.

There's a real skill to trick training and not just anyone should attempt it, nor try to train a particular trick to their own riding animal.

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post #3 of 17 Old 07-22-2011, 12:18 PM
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I agree with what SR said. Rearing is VERY dangerous. If you need it for movie - much safer to rent appropriately trained person (and horse).

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Your best bet is to just rent a trick horse and rider, instead of having someone try to teach it to you.

There's a real skill to trick training and not just anyone should attempt it, nor try to train a particular trick to their own riding animal.
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post #5 of 17 Old 07-22-2011, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Well I would be using their horse. Can someone explain to me why its dangerous? From what I know the horse can fall side ways and crush you but a properly trained horse shouldn't do that. The other danger is bucking. However you can train a horse to rear by sound commands. Basically what I am wondering is with a properly trained horse do you still need a very experienced rider?
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Why is rearing dangerous? Because the horse can flip backwards and KILL or paralyze you. Please use the stunt person and stunt horse.

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post #7 of 17 Old 07-22-2011, 12:46 PM
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Please use a stunt rider. I am an experienced rider and I had a TB rear up and come back on top of me when I was at the track almost ten years ago.

I was lucky, just some internal bleeding and relatively minor spinal damage. My left hip to this day is stiff and affects my jumping position on that side. People have been killed in this manner.

Rearing is incredibly dangerous, leave it to the experts with their trained stunt horses.

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Well I would be using their horse. Can someone explain to me why its dangerous? From what I know the horse can fall side ways and crush you but a properly trained horse shouldn't do that. The other danger is bucking. However you can train a horse to rear by sound commands. Basically what I am wondering is with a properly trained horse do you still need a very experienced rider?
From my personal experience its NOT easy to sit on horse rearing high. You have to have a perfect balance (which takes years to develop) and perfect timing/cues. For example, if you pull on reins horse will flip over the head and crush your body (there is a good chance). In short you have to a very good (and very experienced) rider to be able to manage rearing. Sorry, but it just doesn't sound like a case.

BTW, bucking is not nearly as dangerous as rearing IMHO.

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you completely ignored my question... I said with a properly trained horse do you need an experienced rider? Will the horse fall over backwards if its well trained? I didn't say I was experienced lol, I don't know where your getting this from. I have tried google searches... and from watching videos of 9 year old girls doing it I think I might be able to which is why I am asking...
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People often train horses to rear poorly. 80% or the people that I have seen have taught the horses through frustration, yanking on the horses mouth repeatedly, while kicking causing such frustration that the horse rears up. This type of rearer has not been taught the balance nor the forward movement to make a good, safer rear. These horses are a danger risk to anyone who rides, because of the frustration at any time can flip over BACKWARDS not on their sides, and KILL both horse and rider.

It is very easy for a rider to throw a rearing horse off balance and cause it to fall. Its like you standing on your toes, one one foot, and then someone pulls on you hair out of no where.

A well trained horse would come with what they need for an experienced rider to ride them as they reared. They know how to balance themselves correctly, and have the muscle and skill to bring both them and their rider up. A beginner rider can still pull said horse over with ease on accident. There is a reason actors in movies use stunt people to ride the horse when they do this.

I have a horse that I taught to rear because he was the first horse. I had no intentions of teaching this to him until he started rearing out of frustration, with no provocation. And he started flipping on me, I barely managed to not be crushed. So instead I taught him how to properly rear with balance, instead of just throwing himself up and back, he never flipped again. Only then was I able to address the rearing problem. Would I let anyone else ask my horse to rear? No way in heck. Not ever.

Sorry I highly suggest that you hire a trick horse and rider and videotape them.

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