Originally Posted by Blkjimni
I would like to teach my horses to rear on cue, How in the world do you do that? I have a 6 month old colt and a 2 year old filly both Arabians.
Would love to be able to raise my whip na dthey rear......... Very cool.
Let me know if any of you know how to teach them to rear.......
Rearing can be an awesome trick, with the right horse it is an amazingly cool thing to be able to do. But
, you have
to know all of the consequences of teaching a horse to rear. Rearing is an extremely dangerous behavior, and by treating it as a trick, you give you horse permission to do it. When I taught Velvet to "step" (I point to her foot and say step and she puts her foot on the bucket/step/stump/whatever in front of her) she was very "enthusiastic" and for a few days would put her foot on everything in front of her, and still does it when she wants something. Imagine if I had taught her to rear. Especially with your horses being so young, Velvet is four. A four year old is still very immature, your horses are six months and two.