Rear on Command

Rear on Command

Post by ChrisMathew » Sat, 04 Nov 2000 04:00:00


Why?
Quote:

> I need help on how to teach my horse how to rear on command.  I am currently
> using a curb but and my horse is 3 years old.  Any suggestions?! Thanks!


 
 
 

Rear on Command

Post by tmari » Sat, 04 Nov 2000 04:00:00

And here I'm trying to teach my 2 year old NOT to rear...  (He only does it
when he's scared...)

Tina


Quote:
> I need help on how to teach my horse how to rear on command.  I am
currently
> using a curb but and my horse is 3 years old.  Any suggestions?! Thanks!



 
 
 

Rear on Command

Post by Gabrielle1 » Sun, 05 Nov 2000 09:54:53

I need help on how to teach my horse how to rear on command.  I am currently
using a curb but and my horse is 3 years old.  Any suggestions?! Thanks!


 
 
 

Rear on Command

Post by Bell » Sun, 05 Nov 2000 10:26:48



Quote:
> Why?


> > I need help on how to teach my horse how to rear on command.  I
> > am currently using a curb but and my horse is 3 years old.  Any
> > suggestions?! Thanks!


I agree, why do you want to teach a 3 year old to rear?  Rearing is used
to establish *** between horses and should be avoided by all but
the very, very, very best trainers who know what they are doing.  Like
the trainers of the Spanish Riding School.

I could tell you how, but I do not want to be the deliverer of a method
that could potentially put you in danger.

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Post by Laura Friedma » Sun, 05 Nov 2000 11:07:50

So that he/she can guarantee the horse a nice trip to the glue factory
someday, of course!

Laura


Quote:
> Why?


> > I need help on how to teach my horse how to rear on command.  I am
currently
> > using a curb but and my horse is 3 years old.  Any suggestions?! Thanks!


 
 
 

Rear on Command

Post by C.M.Newe » Sun, 05 Nov 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
>I need help on how to teach my horse how to rear on command.  I am currently
>using a curb but and my horse is 3 years old.  Any suggestions?! Thanks!


If you want to kill yourself, go ahead, but please leave the horse out
of it. It's bound to give him a bad reputation.

CMNewell, DVM
self-proclaimed vet
Surgeon General of the Bogbash Party

 
 
 

Rear on Command

Post by Farley » Sun, 05 Nov 2000 04:00:00

That's a very bad "thing" to teach your horse unless you really know what
you're doing......gaurenteed sooner or later that horse is going to flip over
and you're gonna be squashed underneath him!  That, and you're going to cause a
lot of other training issues that will have to be fixed!

Anne :)

 
 
 

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Post by Alwzhor » Sun, 05 Nov 2000 04:00:00

Quote:


>>I need help on how to teach my horse how to rear on command.  I am currently
>>using a curb but and my horse is 3 years old.  Any suggestions?! Thanks!

being an optimist (ha! snarfle, phblt) I'll assume this individual is a TROLL!

Jennifer
the 'new' optimist

 
 
 

Rear on Command

Post by C.M.Newe » Sun, 05 Nov 2000 04:00:00


Quote:


>>>I need help on how to teach my horse how to rear on command.  I am currently
>>>using a curb but and my horse is 3 years old.  Any suggestions?! Thanks!

>being an optimist (ha! snarfle, phblt) I'll assume this individual is a TROLL!

except for the request for email, I'd have agreed. I think its a kid
who doesn't realize  the risk inherent in teaching this particular
parlor trick.
CMNewell, DVM
self-proclaimed vet
Surgeon General of the Bogbash Party
 
 
 

Rear on Command

Post by Tralr » Sun, 05 Nov 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
>I need help on how to teach my horse how to rear on command.  I am currently
>using a curb but and my horse is 3 years old.  Any suggestions?! Thanks!<<

Shouldn't be a problem. Probably she already rears, just not on command!  I
believe Professor Beery has books with instructions on how to teach your horse
tricks, check either them out or another book on teaching your horse tricks!
GFL
Carrie N Miller
 
 
 

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Post by RPM1 » Sun, 05 Nov 2000 04:00:00

Someone typed:

Quote:
>>>I need help on how to teach my horse how to rear on command.  I am
currently
>>>using a curb but and my horse is 3 years old.  Any suggestions?! Thanks!

Our mare can do petite levade.  She's 19 and
highly trained.  This is NOT something for the
inexperienced rider or a young horse!

Find a good master trainer and in about 10
years of full time instruction you MIGHT be
ready to start thinking about levade.

If you're going for ya-hoo, hi-ho Silver, impress
your friends sort of stuff just make sure you get
really good health and life insurance first.  You
are most certainly going to need it!   Oh, and
once the horse is trained to do this they will most
likely be useless to others beyond wannabe self-
destructive cowboy psychos .  The killer yard
won't be too far off for the horse as well.

Ruth CM

 
 
 

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Post by Petr » Sun, 05 Nov 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
>I need help on how to teach my horse how to rear on command.  I am currently
>using a curb but and my horse is 3 years old.  Any suggestions?! Thanks!<<

Is a 3 year old not too young to be ridden in a curb ? And I'd say he's
definately too young to learn to rear on command under the rider - his hocks
won't be strong enough for that kind of thing.

Also - why would you want to teach him this anyway ?

Petra ( with Hamlet - who also had also learned to rear on command with his
previous owner, and who constantly wonders whether I'll find the command by
accident one day - maybe right in the middle of a Dressage test !)
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Post by Alice Liesma » Sun, 05 Nov 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

>once the horse is trained to do this they will most
>likely be useless to others beyond wannabe self-

Depends what cue it's trained to. At pony club we had one or two horses
trained to rear. To cue P'tit Gris you had to ask for backing up first and
then raise your hands, although he would also rear if asked to back up for
too long. As we weren't taught to back up and this was a very specific cue,
and he was a Shetland pony with a pretty meek rear, no one ever had a
problem.

Orore on the other hand either was trained to something that occurs
frequently in other situations, or simply reared all the time. It was hard
to tell for sure because she did it so much. She was over 14 hands and she
reared like she meant it. I think we kept her three weeks.

Another one, Marly, was the gentlest thing in the world, but for some reason
had a habit of rearing at the bell at shows, which is much the same as being
trained to rear. Again, he was short and meek and no one had a problem
sitting through it.

I've also met oodles of Shetland ponies who worked with children all their
lives despite being trained to rearing and versions of croupade and
capriole.

My point is, a gentle horse trained to rear to a cue that can't happen by
accident isn't a big deal. A horse who is prone to rearing to begin with, on
the other hand, I wouldn't want to encourage. But of course it is much
easier to train a horse to rear if he is inclined to it.

Anyway, to get back to the original question, I don't know how to teach a
horse to rear on command, but I remember that many years ago (at least 8,
more likely 12) the French monthly _Cheval Magasine_ did a series with
stuntmant Mario Luraschi in which he explained how to train various tricks,
including rearing and lying down. Not a convenient reference to work with,
but that's all I know. 8*)

--
Alice V. Liesman
<<This space for rent.>>

 
 
 

Rear on Command

Post by John Klausne » Sun, 05 Nov 2000 04:00:00

Yes.  Don't.
SueK
Quote:

> I need help on how to teach my horse how to rear on command.  I am currently
> using a curb but and my horse is 3 years old.  Any suggestions?! Thanks!