I think Rowdy kept trying to tuck his tail between his legs... at least that was the least horrendous video I've ever seen of hers. Hearing her describe herself as an "expert rider" though always makes me cringe...
Praise the horse repeatedly for rearing on command. This will help to teach the horse to equate rearing with fun and to strengthen the bond between the horse and rider. Teaching a horse to rear on command will also help to eliminate the rearing behavior when the horse is afraid, which can be quite dangerous.
Pull back on the reins to the point where the horse stops any forward movement. Use your legs to swing forward against the horse's body to stabilize your weight as the animal rears on command.
Training...? No, I think this just pisses the horse off so much that he rears because he has nowhere else to go.
Be careful not to give your horse the rear command by accident, which may cause you to be thrown unexpectedly from the saddle. Use a command that will not be confused with any other command.
Because the command you told us to use is not at all like the command for the horse to back up.
At least she didn't appear inebriated in the few I took a look at.
ValleyMiss, too bad you missed out on round one. We all learned how to (in)correctly put on "shin splint" boots - upside down and cranking them as tight as humanly possibly. And who could forget measuring a horse - by doing the "itsy bitsy spider" walk up his side.
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RIP Whinnie Pine (June 4, 1977 - April 29, 2008)
I think it's automatic now. Like every time she begins a sentence she automatically says her little introduction. I do believe it's burned in my memory.
Lol- have you noticed how it gets duller every time she says it? Her older videos she would say her whole introduction "Hi, I'm an expert horse rider... blahblahblah" all enthusiastically. Now she just mumbles it.
"People ask me 'will I remember them if I make it'. I ask them 'will you remember me if I don't?'"