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post #1 of 12 Old 03-01-2020, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Let's see your rear...haha

No I mean your horses rearing lol...😂😂😂😂😂
Here is lindys best pose...
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post #2 of 12 Old 03-01-2020, 05:37 PM
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Neat pic!

I've never had a horse that reared on command, and have only known a couple that did
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I choose to misinterpret your request.
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post #4 of 12 Old 03-01-2020, 06:58 PM
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I used to train all my horses to rear because I performed in shows. After my kids were born and started riding, I stopped having them rear.
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post #5 of 12 Old 03-01-2020, 07:04 PM
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@knightrider , I just knew you would come through with awesome photos. When I think of a picture of a rearing horse, the one of you in the blue costume is what pops to mind
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post #6 of 12 Old 03-01-2020, 07:29 PM
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I couldn't resist sharing Rusty's rear. He has a flair for the dramatic. Should be in the movies, really. But I would never teach him to rear because he'd do it all the time! Bad enough I taught him to put a hoof on a platform and now he's knocking over my muck bucket every chance he gets. Good thing I love the big goofball!
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post #7 of 12 Old 03-01-2020, 07:32 PM
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@knightrider You know, Iíve always wondered if itís better to have them practice rearing so that they already know how to do it properly rather than just wing it and hope for the best if they ever decide to pop up. I donít do it, just for the record but Iím not sure if itís the right approach. I guess itís one of those questions which is best answered with ďIt dependsĒ.
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post #8 of 12 Old 03-01-2020, 08:15 PM
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@Horsef , back when I was teaching all my horses to rear, I did it with a great deal of care. My model was Johnny Bergeson, who sadly has now passed away. He taught that rearing requires a three part command. If any of the 3 words are missing, the horse is corrected. The horse can/should only rear if all 3 commands are said. And his students were told to practice NOT giving one of the words and correcting the horse if it reared.

I never had a horse rear when it wasn't supposed to, except once, which was pretty funny. My 3 words were "ready, set, hup." One time I was riding the white appaloosa around the Maryland Horse Fair and I called to someone in the show, "Are you ready?" and my appie went straight up. It surprised me so much, I never even corrected her.

My white appie went only by verbal commands to do her tricks, and when I would do a show for kids, it drove me wild because the kids would hear the commands and then start saying them, totally confusing my mare, because they were giving her multiple commands. They also would give her commands when she was in her paddock before and after a show. She loved doing tricks and would do them if anyone said the correct word.

On the other hand, the chestnut appie went totally by my body stance and movements. I could have said "banana oil" and she would have done the tricks. Since nobody moved exactly like me, nobody could get her to do any tricks but me.

Our "World's Greatest Pony" was fabulous at tricks until I got a colt and started teaching him tricks. When he saw the colt doing tricks, he never would do another trick. And won't to this day.
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post #9 of 12 Old 03-02-2020, 02:02 AM
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I trained Mirage to rear when I was in high school. I always thought it was super cool and she seemed to like doing it, if only to please me. She never abused the privilege so we were all good. She liked to do it for treats. I've got a few good ones of her.

Dreams is airborne about 80% of the time when I turn him loose so I've never taught him to rear on command. I think that spotted dingdong would abuse it, if he knew how, and I don't want to give him any ideas lol. I've only got 2 pictures of him rearing Ö mostly videos, since I video a lot of his turnout time with Copper especially - I never know what they're going to get up to but I know it'll always be entertaining lol

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post #10 of 12 Old 03-02-2020, 03:21 AM Thread Starter
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Lindy never rears unless asked to,she's pretty well behaved in that respect..or is it that she's too darn lazy to do it herself lol.
We only rarely ask her to do it and she doesn't always want to in which case she will just shake her head at you and happily canter off🤣🤣
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