rearing and other dangerous behaviors
I am currently working with a friends horse that has some troubling issues. She rears when I try to mount her from the ground or from a block. She has had her back checked by a vet and all is well. Her saddle also fits her. Once on, she is generally ok and moves nicely except when I ask her to do something she doesnt want to ie. go around a building to the left instead of the right, cross a ditch etc. She then will rear, and what is worse, she can back up faster than you can blink an eye and she keeps going. Nothing, and I mean nothing, one rein stops, circling, kicking stops her until she is ready to stop.
My friend has had her for 7 years and has only ridden her around 6 times, because of her behavior. I understand she had a good foundation when she was 3but now wow! what a handful! She is a nicely gaited paso fino and very loving on the ground. She knows the join up and follow up proceedures. I would love to bring her along but I dont know if I am setting myself up for an accident. I also have 2 wonderful paso finos which I thourghly trained from 3year olds and they are the best behaved, willing, trail horsesI have ever owned.
I could sure use some advice regarding this horse.