09-06-2012, 08:50 PM
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When a really green horse rears like this one did, it usually means that the rider pulled too hard on the reins and made the horse feel like it had nowhere else to go.
I do not think you have the skill to ride a horse this green. Very green horses need to be ridden with one rein at a time and with very little pull. One graduates to using both reins at the same time only when the horse understands more about 'one rein riding'.
If a person has the skill, the best thing to do is to ground drive a horse. It is the best way we have found to get a horse accustomed to accepting 'pull' on the reins / mouth and best way to teach a horse to 'follow its nose'.
If this particular horse is very sensitive, it may take a while before it is ready to accept the use of both reins at the same time.
Even after sending one out for 1 or 2 months, it is still going to be very green. You may be much better off looking for an older well-trained horse.