Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Dakota, USA
Teaching some tricks isn't bad. Teaching a horse to rear can be. Teaching to smile, nod, kneel or bow, to lay down, sit and so on would be fine.
Does you horse need more regular training? When training a horse something new, they will try what they already know before they get what you are asking. Take my wife's horse. A friend taught him to rear on command. Now, if he gets confused or frustrated, he will rear. It takes more effort to get him to not rear and get the new thing.
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