Originally Posted by Roadyy
I disagree about rearing being hard to fix. It really does not take much more than acute attention to the horse to stop the rear before it happens. The more you change the direction of the horse BEFORE they pick up their feet the less they will be inclined to do so. You need to be able to recognize the signs the horse gives they are about to rear so you can change their thinking first.
In fact it depends on a horse. There are those that rear because their feet are not moving (so it's rather
easy to fix (IF you have experience and knowledge) by being ready and moving those feet). However there are habitual rearers out there. NOTHING can fix those, and eventually they'll kill/hurt you, themselves, of both.
OP, several reputable trainers I talked to said they will NEVER take a rearer in training. Ask yourself why...