There r two ladies around here that do it. One "shows" off in parades. Lets her horse rear up constantly through town, while everyone elses horses are getting spooked about it. The other is a younger girl. She thinks its cool. But she sold a pony that she had taught to rear as "child safe".... She asks if I want to ride her horses, and I honestly DO NOT want to. I am scared I'll do the cue she uses to have them rear by accident! I spent all last summer training my gelding NOT to rear! It took a month or two to get it out of him. And I havent had a probelem since. I will NOT let anyone else ride him! I know how to react when and if he does, but it isnt something I want him to do. I ALMOST sold him bc of it, before a trainer stepped up and helped me. He helped me for one day, and it's been almost a year since he has reared for ANY reason. I think it's just a stupid risk. What if you sell the horse and the new owner accidently cues it to rear,, and then unbalances the horse? If it's a beginner or novice rider chances are they will be crushed... I infuriates me! I'm with you!!!
Angels are people who can see and feel the pain in all creatures... -myself