Rearing?-question for the trainers out there
***Just as a note: I do NOT have a rearing horse. Nor have I ever had to deal with a chronic rearer, and no, I do not plan to purchase a rearing horse at any time in the future***
I just wanted to ask this, out of curiosity.
Whenever you get the threads where people are asking for help with their rearers, I've found that the replies often tend to go two ways: 1) Hit him on the poll with something, or 2) GET A TRAINER! I understand everyone's hesitance to give advice to someone who may take it, use it incorrectly and get killed, but...
What do the trainers do? What is this mystical cure for rearing that nobody wants to speak? I'm thinking that if the horse rears out of fear or pain, that would be easy enough for a trainer to clear up just by taking care of what's bothering it, but say if the horse learned it from a multitude of bad past riders and reared constantly just out of habit? How do they "fix" it? That is, of course, if they'd take a rearer at all.