Originally Posted by Breezy2011
Your horse will not rear, if she respects you. My horse use to rear (she only did it 2 times) and when I would post on here, everyone would say she had no respect for me. I did not believe it, as I though we had a great bond, like we did, I got her 5 months ago.
After a while, we were better, then she started being stupid again (fortunatly not rearing though) but I came to realize, people were right, I have been avoiding the cause of the problem... therefore not making it better.
So as much as you hate to hear it, your horse doesn't have complete respect for you, you need to earn her respect and trust back before things will get better, otherwise, she will continue doing stupid things, maybe not be all the time, it could be off and on... but that is still no excuse.
Yea, I can definitely see that, as that was one issue I knew I had to cover with her as soon as I got her. She has been improving SOSO much recently though in her respect towards both me and people who handle her. Where there any exercises or anything that you would recommend to teach her to respect me even when she doesn't want to do what I ask, or do I just need to stick it out and make her? Also, I know someone (I forget the name, sorry haha!!) said to make her understand that rearing=more work, and that does make sense to me, as it is a similar approach to what I have been trying and sounds like it would make her realize she crossed the line a lot quicker, but how would you say "No"? When she would buck, I would spin her in a small circle to disengage her hindquarters, but that wasn't so much for punishment I guess as it was to stop the problem, so what similar ways are there to get the same point across except with rearing??
BTW thanks for your replies so far guys! They're reminding me of things I haven't thought about in a while!!!
Last edited by madeline97; 01-21-2013 at 06:50 PM.