Originally Posted by Speed Racer
Nope, I'd never knowingly buy a rearer.
A professional trainer who might like a challenge may be willing to take her on, but you may have to give her away. Not many people are going to want to pay good money for a horse that rears.
Originally Posted by waresbear
The plot thickens! This doesn't sound like a novice horse at all, those type of horses don't rear. This horse needs a confident rider & needs to be desensitized, if you are going to sell her like that, she needs to be marketed as such with a price tag to match. I would be choked at your trainer, give her the horse to fix for you, she should since she picked it out for you!
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ITA - I would not KNOWINGLY purchase a horse with that history, especially in today's market when a horse without that vice can be had so easily. It is beyond important that you offer FULL disclosure to any potential buyers that she has this habit (and any other bad habits).
My Yahzi has a bit of a rearing habit, something we discovered after purchase. We knew that she had some issues, and I bought her knowing that and being willing to take on the fixing of those issues, but it soon became apparent that the disclosure we were given was not nearly complete. Had I known how extensive her issues were I would not have purchased her and the people couldn't have GIVEN her to me - because I am beyond the point in my life when I want to be mucking around with a rearing horse. We have actually had decent luck in working through the issue, and she hasn't had an episode in months, but I will never NOT consider her a horse that rears.