Originally Posted by Vidaloco
I say get to a trainer! Either find someone to rebreak the mare or better yet you and your horse go together. I am afraid you will end up getting hurt or worse. The cost is nothing compared to any harm you may come to. My husband took his horse (and himself) to be retrained a few years ago and really enjoyed it. It made for a better safer horse and him a better rider. If you are in a place where trainers are scarce I suggest you invest in some training dvd's Clinton Anderson is great as well as John Lyons and the Parelli's. Good luck and BE SAFE
I have to agree with Vidaloco here. This horse needs training and it sounds like she needs it from the beginning! Rearing is a very dangerous thing to do. Even if you think it's not intended towards you the horse still should not do it.
I have to wonder if this horse was even trained at all. Some less-than-honest horse traders will say a horse was
trained and has been a broodmare for a couple of years when in fact the horse wasn't trained at all!!!
Even if she has been trained, she needs to go back to basics. Lots of groundwork first before you even think of putting a saddle on. If you can't afford a trainer, or don't know one, I agree with the dvd's. I especially like Clinton Anderson myself, but, I SERIOUSLY encourage you to go to a professional trainer. The things you describe are very dangerous!