Hey guys! So I was riding Cheyenne on Thursday and she got SUPER hot because we had been having races with a friend of mine on her horse. So I was going to do the barrel pattern and Cheyenne started jumping around like crazy. I tried to get her to just halt and stand still and she did for a seconds then through up her head and started turning and hopping around again. So I stopped her and tried to back her up and she kept jumping around and then I tried to get her to just stand still for a few seconds again and she went into a HUGE rear. She's hopped up onto her back legs before but this was a huge, actual, rear and she's never done that before. So I leaned forward and pushed down on her neck and told her to 'get down' and she did then kept bouncing around.
I thought what I did was right and my friend said that I sat it well but I was just wondering if it WAS right, what I could've done better and stuff. I had never been on a REAL rear before so I just thought it might make sense that I'd lean forward but I could be wrong, so that's why I posted this thread, I was just wondering. It was pretty scary at the time and I hope she won't do it again. However looking back on it, if I had done it on purpose I think it would've been pretty fun lol