Originally Posted by EvilHorseOfDoom View Post
OK, at what point were you using the ORS? Don't whatever you do use it during the incident. It has to be at the first sign of tension or uppishness, before even a hoof leaves the ground. Otherwise, yes, the horse will pull itself over.
like I said, I ride more for pleasure and have never had professional training, so it was my friend who led me onto the ORS haha! She just explained and worked us through turning the head to disengage the hindquarters, and then moving right back to where we were to keep moving. Talking about rearing though, I should have mentioned that the time she reared and flipped over, was only the second time she has ever reared with me, and the first was in that same day!
She is generally (and always ) a bucker and head tosser! But bucking is just as serious.
And I also have yet to reply to a post upon the idea of ground work. (i.e lunging, halter leading) but I know you mentioned it so I will just reply to you :)
During the period where she first got uvietis, you could not put her under the stress to ride. Thus we worked ALOTTT with lunging, and halter leading. That she does very well with. She will lunge perfectly, follow with or without a lead, stop on command, trot with or without a lead on command etc etc. so she has well rounded ground manners, she just needs to work on respecting me under saddle!