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    08-16-2012, 07:54 PM
Good to hear!
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    08-16-2012, 10:01 PM
Originally Posted by Left Hand Percherons    
A vet appointment would stop it.
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How is a vet appointment going to stop him ?
A gelding is just as capable of rearing.
He's young and just needs correcting.

... Anyway. As said, if he's still small if he rears you could probably knock him over. I don't know how your ground is but ours is sand and it wouldn't hurt one here.

But I prefer, to start with kind of bump on the nose a bunch if times kind of hard and fast while they're in the air so it's not comfortable. But not not to hurt the little nose.

I don't like running them backwards because it could become a bad habit, if they think you're going to correct them or something they May automatically do it and if you're at a show one day they could actually run someone over on accident.

Those things usually work for me though. There's a couple colts I had that would cut up and id keep walking and ignore them and they grew out of it. They got no reaction from me. So they were like eh whatever.
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    08-16-2012, 10:38 PM
My opinion is this. If he continues to rear while being led and starts to get more of a handful I would seek a trainer. Handling foals as they grow only gets harder aas they get bigger. I can see backing him when he goes to rear and even turning on his haunches etc etc But do so in a non agressive way. I am not one to shove a foal over to me that's cruel ( just my opinion ) mares do not do it when disciplining them and see no sense in doing it either. BUT a mare does apply pressure moving them off . And when they do walk calm and behaved reward by ending that session on a good note. Foals at 5 months are like infants with us handle them in 10 minute increments is about all the stimuly they can handle and trust me 10 minutes you can do alot with a foal.
Good luck be safe be patient and have fun

    08-16-2012, 10:58 PM
Hey I've seen my mares knock them off lol
Colt kept rearing on her and she'd knock him with her butt, or if he'd jump all over her she'd get tired of it and bump into him and down he went haha.
Other times she'd just bite him on the butt

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