Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj
Erm, that's a toughie to judge. She doesn't have tight draw reins - he's got a teeny little neck, and he's still fully capable of sticking his nose straight up when he's rearing. She's got some pretty decent skills to stick on him like that, and keep him balanced when he's freaking out and almost flipping wit her being so big on him.
I would wager to say he'd be pulling the exact same thing without them. The tone of the video tells me this pony has been a chronic rearer for some time now, and you don't know how long she's been riding him in draw reins. It COULD be the result, but it could just be him having another episode.
I would personally have done a few things differently, but I don't think it's anyone's place to tell this girl she did it WRONG. We all handle situations to the best of our ability.
She is pulling and kicking at the same time. Sure, the pony can stick his nose up while he's rearing
.... she throws her hands forward and gives him a release.
I'm not going to judge without knowing all the details.. but all I see in this video
is a girl provoking a pony to rear. No matter how the pony got to this point, slapping draw reins on him is only exacerbating the problem.