Rearing Yearling - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 15 Old 07-21-2007, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Boondocks
Posts: 64
• Horses: 0

Originally Posted by futolympeventer327
PLEASE PLEASE do not get in her face, if she is reacting because she is scared this will only serve to further terrify her and she will eventually flip herself over and you may have a permanently lame horse.

When a horse rears do not pull against them, carry a dressage or longe whip and drive her forward from her hindquarters. Make her pay by moving forward and doing some sort of work.

If you have a helper what also may work is have them walk on her other side if she goes up you stay next to her shoulder and have them snap her on the belly with a towel or whip, this will make coming down her own idea to protect herself without her becoming resentful toward handlers.

Goodluck! rearing horses are a difficult bunch :)

Yes I tried the advice I recieved before and for "MY" horse it only seemed to scare her. When she rears she isnt doing it out of fright,
Her body language is saying that much. So I thought maybe driving her forward would work and it has been making her go down in the front and it doesnt really scare her. And then I just read your reply, so I know now someone else has used that method before as well. But I do not belive she is rearing out of fright, like firelight27 and desperate horsewife are saying, I belive it is a respect issue.

If i seemed disrespectful about the advice I recieved before, that is not what I intended, Those methods just dont work for my Specific horse but I am still very thankful for your help.

Thunder 9yr. black Mustang Appy/Paso
George 18yr. Red roan QH

'Grab life by the reins'
RebelsRose is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 15 Old 07-21-2007, 03:53 PM
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Posts: 1,351
• Horses: 11
As I said, different methods work better for different people, horses, and situations. I am also a fan of driving in circles. The key behind driving in circles or driving backwards is the work they have to do as a result of their behavior rather than the specific directions.

My horse is a rather low key fellow, so I was not so worried about him becoming too scared and going over backwards - so backing worked fine for him, but I could see that being an issue with some horses. In the few times he did it and I reacted, back was the best direction for us to go with me responding immediately. Circling is excellent also if you are in a good area - and actually better to really make them work :)

I am sorry I was not more clear about the "get in their face" comment. I did not mean it literally (I was on a long line for goodness sake). I am talking about getting real big, yes, maybe a little scary, and basically making your presence and authority very clear to them. Please stay clear of feet :)

This is why my posts are usually novels - if I do not clearly ariculate everything, there are misunderstandings about what was said. That will teach me to be less wordy :)
AKPaintLover is offline  
post #13 of 15 Old 07-21-2007, 03:56 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Waxhaw NC
Posts: 194
• Horses: 0
I would go with what firelight said, use a rope halter. You don't want to make her go forward, horses think forward is a good thing.
Flying B is offline  
post #14 of 15 Old 07-22-2007, 04:28 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 100
• Horses: 0
I'm glad you found a way to get your horse back down on the ground. I think thats the most important step, and it helps greatly with the safety of your relationship. I think the driving concept was the most important point, whether its back, forward, sideways, etc. And yes, each horse has a different threshold for how aggresive you can be. The trick is always to find your horse's comfort zone, and the limits it reacts best within. Its true you don't want to frighten your horse, nor allow much in the way of misbehavior. Its always a line you have to find thats different with each horse. Hope you keep progressing! ^_^
firelight27 is offline  
post #15 of 15 Old 07-22-2007, 09:47 PM
Join Date: May 2007
Location: QLD
Posts: 182
• Horses: 0
I am sure after you guys bond you wouldn' have a problem

Cheers 8)
Eventer Gal is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome