I personally can have my horse do anything without any "tools". Ya its called training! How does spurs become necessary for a barn sour horse? Rearing isnt because they want to get out of work, if your horses rear baby or not, you are doing something wrong...its that simple. .
Here is your chance paintgurl. How would you or anyone handle a barn sour horse.
A little history
The horse is somewhere between 8 and 10. It is a sucessfull eventer owned and ridden by a girl in her mid 20's. She has owned this horse forever, not a new acquisition.
Suddenly the horse started to act up when she went for simple rides to the back of the property.
The horse would be walking along, maybe 100 or so yards from the barn and then suddenly out of the blue twirl around and break into a run for home. When she attempted to pull him up he would rear, frightening her, causing he to release him. He would immediately lung forward for home. She would end up getting off and walking him home.
This went on for some time so much to her regret she decided to sell him.
I voluntered to break him of the habit.
How would you go about breaking this habit?????
You do get to use tools to make it easier.