I walk him with a 6ft lead rope which is parrelli rope. I still got him in a head collor atm but will buy a parrelli halter type so he isnt strong.
Lexus was so good to walk down and was great to tie up and give him a brush and put lice powder on him. I then walking back he noticed Casper and Tito are at there stables which are his field buddies so he then was rearing and just planked hiself and wouldnt move. I then got him moving slowly. Then Thunder was snorting about so Lexus thought he would join in which I don't mind and do understand that he will get excited and just reared up verticle and was leaping backwards.
I did manage to hold him and put him back to the field. I didnt get angry what I do is when he rears I sway my arm left to right like parrelli says to back them off which does work, and then just keep walking on without making a big deal out of it.
I know he might change and I hope he does as what ever I do he is all kicky with his front legs its unbelievable. I am not keeping him though if he is a rearing horse, I had one before and its horrible. Just wondering if anyone has got any idea what to do etc. I do believe the parrelli thing is working as he aint next to me no more rearing as that was quite threatening to me.
Libby used to rear when I first got her as a barely handled 2 year old. She would rear when she didn't get her own way, usually coupled with planting! She reared whilst her feet were being trimmed non stop for 20 min, as soon as I got home, I ordered a dually. It has been a god send, she developed manners overnight and has only done a few mini rears since, I give her a quick tug and shes fine.
Magic went through a phase of rearing when being led in, she was testing me.
Brute force dosent work with her, typical mare, She would rear once or twice, Id let the lead rope out but not let go and once she came down shed stand still, Id ask her to walk on again and she would for a few steps then try to rear again...she has a give away...shes drops her nose and shakes her head from side to side so a quick yank on the lead rope and a sharp 'NO' ,mostly, does the trick.
I did use a lunge line as well as a lead rope a few times so I could get out of the way as I had to let go of her once as she reared far too close to me and nearly had my face, Biatch.
She has started, as of this week, to 'bounce' around a bit when being led in.....probably something to do with there being grass in the field theyre in at the moment and is feeling all spring like but as above, a quick sharp 'NO' and a tug on the lead rope.
merrys the same if shes not allowed to do something...i spose i do what you do, try to keep her moving forward (and a few swear words) altho i tend to try and stand between her and wahtever she wants (as i'm taller than her at the mo) and as she rears tap he shoulder with my hand, its like she zoned out and i don't exsist so its a reminder i'm on the end of the lead rope, merrys is long too but i tend to hold just under her chin(loosely),,,if i lead her on a loose lead shes off trying for grass and lunging for a nip...
Believe it or not but Merlin was a pro rearer at that age but I put him in his place and he doesn't do it now, I find ignoring helps more, he knows hes not getting a reaction out of you he should soon stop.
I wouldn't use a parrelli halter Dually are much better, I think you should invest in one, I saw a massive difference in Merlin with in a few weeks.
My Crazy Clan....Sisco, Monty, Wizz, Magic, Merlin, Jester, Marley.
My personal opinion is that you have to nip any bad behaviour in the bud now before he gets older, is he a colt? this could be a massive reason why he is doing this, maybe think about castration if he is? it might calm him down!
******** or not it is not an excuse or reason behind him doing it i know plenty of colts that wouldnt do anything like rear and plenty of geldings and mare that do
one thing you could try is lunge him everytime he does it make him work hard send him away from you and send him out on the lunge for five or six circuits fast trot and then bring him back everytime he does rear, if you cannot do it in a certain place eg a track bringing him in take him in the school and lead him about and if he rears work him hard
he was gelded two months ago and has really calmed down since. Parrelli uses is techniques on 6month old foals so I think it should work for a just under 2yr old. He even says its for any age of horse and is really helping him to listening to me.
Atm he is just concentrating on other horses, when a horse walks to the stable or back to the field he puts his tail in the air and neighs to them. He even runs into me and just looses concentration. So basically he hates me lol!