[QUOTE=Golden Horse;1065364]I think that trick should be buried in a box marked ways to get yourself killed, if you think it through, you have to ride the whole time with your handy dandy fresh egg in your hand, which could make the communication between horse and rider a little difficult.
You then have to be well balanced and coordinated enough to be able to reach forward and crack said egg on horses poll at the right time, all in all it sounds more myth than sound practice.
Done it! You have to get your timing right because if you do it on the way down then you missed out and did not accomplish anything and you have to hit it just right or it won't break. And when it breaks it is MESSY. PS - I didn't get the timing right.
I have never had to deal with a determined rearer, so I have no advice to give, apart from seek in person advice if you need it.
A tie down will stop her getting her head in the air, but may increase the possibility of her going up and over maybe.
It will keep the rears lower but won't stop them....
Good luck with her anyway
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