I would prefer a bucker, but I wouldn't allow either. The horse that bucks every once in a great while is bad enough, but one the bucks at the slightest thing to going to be sold. A rearer (one that does it any time it wants to) is getting sold to a rodeo company or a sluaghter house I don't care which one. I'm not risking someone's life on unpredictable horse.
I'd prefer neither, but if I had to pick, a bucker. ;) Rearing is extremely dangerous, & cannot always be prevented/stopped. Sometimes yes it can, but not all the time. Bucks I can really handle (even if the horse has powerful ones) & usually can be stopped.
I would take bucking over rearing. I have rode out both. Rearing is much more dangerous because the horse is off balence and you are in a precarious position to be crushed if they flipped over...just look at some of the videos on youtube
I think it would depend on the horse. I voted 'rear' because I am horrible at staying on when a horse bucks, and it absolutely terrifies me. I've been on a horse that reared a few times, but never very high. I think for me personally I would rather have a horse that reared as long as it didn't go very high. Again that's just for me because bucking scares me to death. XD
Can someone answer this question, I don't have much experience with rearers, but why would a horse rear so high that it falls over backwards? You'd think the horse would realise that it would have to hurt! Lol Do they do it accidentally? Seems strange...