Originally Posted by myhorsesonador
I really hope you don't end up dead. The point that every one is trying to make, is that you are ask one of the most basic of training lesson questions on an internet forum.
A horse that rears is extreamly dangerous. Also, horses that are basicly wild at this point are a lot harder to train that it would be a weanling. They are older, stronger, and weigh a heck of a lot more than you do.
GET A TRAINER! Just because a trainer is helping you doesn't mean that "you" are not training the horse. A trainer is there to help when things go sour, and you don't know what to do.
THANK YOU. This is what I was thinking and failed to communicate.
I have trained my horses to do many things. This does not mean I did not learn how from a trainer. If you are asking soemthing basic on an internet forum, you do not have the capabilities to train a horse completely by yourself. Riding a green horse and trianing them are two completely differant things.
Everyone starts at a place where they do not know. If everyone had the attitude of not getting a trainer, then this world would be full of ruined horses.
It is especially important in horses to know what you are doing. They are dangerous animals. And if someone can't admit if they aren't qualified, then they don't have business handling a horse. Everyone goes through that "God" stage where they don't want to admit being wrong. I know I did. But eventually you just have to learn to accept advice. We can't be there to ensure your safety and walk you through a process from an online forum, and we can't help you if you do something wrong.
But a trainer can!