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post #31 of 72 Old 10-12-2009, 07:00 PM
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My mare used to rear when she got frustrated/confused.
She didn't rear straight up, but she's quite a pro at little half rears.
Every time she did it I'd urge her forward, do a few small circles(once all 4 feet were on the ground), and then have her back up. Basically trying to get her to calm down with stuff she already knows.
Now whenever she gets frustrated/confused she'll slowly back up on her own. Lol
It's probably not the right thing to do, but it worked with my horse.
And it's been years since she's tried it last.
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post #32 of 72 Old 10-12-2009, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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ok, if you go to youtube you can see my mare ride. I took a video of her today riding and you can take a look at it tomorrow. I do not have that one on there now. For everyone who thinks im pushing my mare, to bad. I guess I shouldnt have posted on here if I don't want to here negative things. What one thinks is pushing is their own thought. For some it could be just getting on a 2 year old and even riding them at all. For others it could be hours of riding. For me I feel an hour a day does not hurt my mare. I don't canter her for an hour and I don't ride her till she is completely frusterated or out of breathe. The day she reared I knew she was scared of something. The next day I realized it was the row of grass the neighbor blew in a heep in their yard. I took her out there and worked her around the grass heep to show her it wasnt killing her and she is now fine with it. It just supprised me that she reared on me. If you watch my videos please don't come back on here with all your negative mumbo jumbo. In all the years that I have raised and started horses I have never had a horse break down sorry if that disappoints a few of you. Sorry if I sound sour but after most of the post you get that way. To those who were kind, thanks its what keeps me coming back to see what you have to say or think. Appreciate it!
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oh just look it up on youtube under Gandrpaints and look under Abby or Keep em talkin.
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post #34 of 72 Old 10-14-2009, 11:46 PM
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I guess I shouldnt have posted on here if I don't want to here negative things.
Yup, if you ask for help and advice it is common to hear some things you don't agree with. You have to take what you want from it and go from there.

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The day she reared I knew she was scared of something. The next day I realized it was the row of grass the ...
If you figured it out the next day, why did you keep us in the dark for over a week?

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To those who were kind, thanks its what keeps me coming back to see what you have to say or think. Appreciate it!
So, if you didn't agree with a piece of advice, that makes us unkind? Sorry if I sound sour, but you get that way after a while -- gotcha!

Anyway, I hope you work things out with your horse. And it's always great to ask for advice, even if you don't agree with it all or use it all, it's still information that hides in your mind. Please keeping hanging around. With years of horse-y experience, I'm sure we can learn something from you too.
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post #35 of 72 Old 10-15-2009, 07:30 PM
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If a horse refuses to go forward through a situation I turn around and make em do it backwards.

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post #36 of 72 Old 10-15-2009, 07:33 PM
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^ You have to be wary backing a horse prone to rearing though, as it puts the weight on their hind, basically preparing them to rear.

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post #37 of 72 Old 10-15-2009, 07:39 PM
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Yes, but if they were using rearing to get away from something then if its behind them rearing makes them closer to it. I agree its about feeling your horse and if that is just going to make them more inclined to rearing than you should know to back off or make them move forward, which will be easy because they want to go away from the scary obstacle. But if rearing is inevitable, then by winning the battle over whether or not they are going to go through/past whatever it is that is provoking them might show them that hey rearing isn't getting what I want so they might quit because their idea isn't working anyways. Also backing is still a forward motion, keep that in mind.

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post #38 of 72 Old 10-15-2009, 07:49 PM
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Also backing is still a forward motion, keep that in mind.
Not in the sense of rearing... A horse can't physically rear when it is moving forward. They can when moving backward.

I know there are always different situations. I just personally never bacl a horse is is a rearer. I would rather turn them away from the scary thing, kick their butt into some fast, small, hard circles, and give it another go, repeating if necessary.

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Hate to disagree with you wildspot but a horse can only rear when its stopped, if its actually moving either direction it can't rear, I just think that pulling on a horses mouth is often something that can lead to rearing and that is why people say you should make them move forward, but if pulling isn't the reason for it and an obstacle is then I use backing to get them through it. Some people kick and pull resulting in rearing but I know this technique isn't for every rearing situation, I would only use it if they were spooking at something, that way I acheive the get in front of my leg agenda along with the lets go this direction agenda, but poorly executed it isn't a good idea. Maybe it shouldn't be suggested if you can't supervise the rider trying to do it or if you don't know their level of ability.

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While they can't do a large rear, they can still do small 'hopping' rears quite easily when moving backward. If it is me on a horse, any form of rearing is unacceptable, so it just isn't a viable option for me.

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