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.