Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
I would have made him work HARD for acting up like that. Back up, disengage the hindquarters, SOMETHING to let him know that A) it's not okay and B) he gets punished by having to work harder when he misbehaves.
He's learned now that whenever he rears up, you get mad and let him quit working - it's an easy out! Instead, move him forwards with your voice, body and whip and make him trot or canter on, don't let him rear up - keep at him until he starts moving forwards.
Anyways, if you don't feel comfortable enough to deal with a rearing horse, please get somebody to break him of this habit pronto.
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