Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: west palm beach, fl
In my opinion, a rear, untacked from the ground, if cued, is ok. I'm not up there to be crushed, and with a lead rope, I can help tell her when its to far. From the ground, I can also ask her for the angle I want her body at. 45 degrees to the ground, with squared up legs, or up like hidalgo pawing the clouds.
I agree that horses should never be taught to rear under saddle, or with a bit in their mouth, and if ever they rear with a rider on them, I would recommend a good getting after. But an attentive, well trained rear on the ground is just another fun trick. Same with laying down, without a saddle of course. But that's just my opinion.
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