Originally Posted by SonnyWimps
true....but unless you know what you are doing while teaching a horse to rear, it's better not to teach it IMO.
I'm teaching Sonny how to bow and so on...but I'll never teach him to rear in case I mess up somewhere. It's just safer
I always see my mare rearing up in the pasture or if I'm free lunging her in the arena she'll stop and rear at the far end. Never next to me or other people. I think it would easy to teach her since she does it so much on her own, but she lives at a boarding barn and someone else might give her the command to rear without knowing it and be very surprised.
Or could get hurt.
I think for a trick like that you should at least have your own barn or whoever is handling him/her should know what commands to avoid.