Originally Posted by tbenitez
i had a horse that would always rear up too. One day my trainer suggested I crack an egg over the top of his head....he thought he weas bleeding/wounded, he put his head down so quick and never did it again......waterballoons work as well...not as messy. Horses do not know what blood looks like therefore when they feel this liquid coming from their pool they think they hit their heads and got hurt. I have seen this work on other horses as well.
I have never seen this work, and I don't really agree with it anyways. One of the guys that I know had a paint mare that was a rearer, but it was out of fright, not being stubborn. (she was scared s***less of the guy) Anways, he tried that, and it didnt work. I would find out the root of your horses rearing, and work from there. Rearing is scary...I have had a Tennessee Walking mare with severe rearing problems go up with me...she was another "fright" case. All I could really do was sit there and just give her support. I never touched the reins when she was up in the air, I didnt want her falling over on me. She didnt have any flexion of the neck, which didnt help either. She wouldnt yeild to pressure. Anyways...just my two cents.