Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
Just as a side note, I would never buy a known rearer. Ever. So if you ever have to sell your horse, know that the market for an old horse that rears is next to nil.
Please do not do it.
I bought a known rearer as a 3 year old. Slapped a command in place and thought it was cool... Until I realized that he also reared when he was excited, bored, mad, sad.... AND on command. As he got older, he picked up the "I'm going to rear from the ground now because I don't want to be led to the barn" routine.
He is 25 now and will still rear if he has the mind too... He was my first horse so I made alot of mistakes with him. One reason I never sold him is partly because I felt he was dangerous to someone that did not know him or how to deal with a rear and that he could potentially hurt someone, OR that someone would more then likely lose their temper with him and beat him, punish him, send him to auction or put him down as a dangerous animal. Dont' get me wrong, I love him dearly but he is mine and only mine.