I am relatively new to this forum but I am not really new to horses. I chose this section of the forum to post this since I have not owned a horse in over five years (not including the one I bought two months ago and am currently in the process of sending back because he was too much horse for me). My question is: is it unrealistic to search for a horse that doesn't buck or rear? I know that horses are a dangerous hobby and I am okay with the risk when an injury or tumble is my own fault (bad riding or doing something silly). However, I am not okay with getting tossed because the horse wants me off. I don't even want that to be an option in the horses mind when I am riding. Is this an unrealistic hope? I am a good rider with a good seat and hands, but I don't have good reflexes and when really bad behavior starts like bucking or rearing, I freeze and don't know what to do. I guess after confusing you all, my questions are these:
1. Is it unrealistic to try to find a horse that doesn't buck or rear?
2. Are there any give aways when shopping that will tell if the horse does these things?