So, I don't think I've formally introduced myself, and I'm sitting at a computer (as opposed to my TouchPad) with a little time so I'll do that now!
I was born and raised in Florida (I don't admit that often) .. with a 4 years overseas on an island when I was 8-12.
I always knew I would have horses ... always. While we were overseas I had a bicycle named Flame that I kept in a roped off corral .. seriously. I used to dream that the big ship that brought us "fresh" produce once a month would bring a herd of ponies .. lol.
Fast forward many real horses and ponies later and I find myself in Texas with 1 Arabian mare, Charm.
I'm 49, married, 2 wonderful daughters, 20 and 15. I work as a secretary in the local hospital.
That's about it!
Oh, and my take on teaching horses to rear. It is a behavior, just like any other. If taught correctly, is perfectly safe. A running horse can be dangerous too, if he doesn't know when it is or isn't appropriate to run. Heck, leading a horse can be dangerous, if he doesn't know how to lead .. etc!
Just my .02...
Oh, and I also find this the most SANE thread on the board .. no drama .. lol. I'm on here everyday, but mostly reading .. it's not so simple to type more than a line or two from the TouchPad .. for me anyway!
Love all your stories!