Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Dakota, USA
When exactly does she rear? As they mount, as in while they are trying to get on? As soon as they sit down? When they ask her to move?
What happens after she rears? Do the others get off or are thrown off? Do they get back on? Is she put back to pasture? Or is she disciplined right the on the spot?
It sounds like it has become a habit she has learned to get out of work. She is testing the other riders. She tested you and you corrected her, so she doesn't do it for you. Only having her for a few months, it is typical that the horse tests you and others out. She is seeing what she can get away with and if she can get out of work with it, like she probably did with the previous owner.
It is difficult when the horse acts up for others or just on certain circumstances. Either you have to recreate the situation or just try to correct it when it does happen with others.
I just thought of something. How are the reins held when getting on? Is she antsy to get going? Are you or the others holding the reins tight so she doesn't walk off? Do you turn her head towards you when you get on? Do you have her stand for a little bit after she is mounted? What I do with any horse I mount is turn their head towards me as I mount. Once mounted, I have them stand and flex them to each side several times. Having their head turned does several things. It's harder for them to rear. If they do act up, their butt would likely go away from me. It gets them to pay attention to what you are doing. Standing afterward and flexing gets them to not want to always take off and helps get them focused and listening to you. Kind of like a preride check list for safety. It can show if they are willing to listen or are full of themselves.
I have to agree about getting a trainer. Hands-on help is the best. Without seeing what is actually going on, we can only give hypothetical advice.
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