Why is This Horse Rearing?
Q.Will you watch this video of my mare and let me know if this behavior is something you might be able to help with? My mare is 5 ½ years old and has been striking out like this with her front legs in the school (arena) with me on the ground. Is she trying to harm me or is she frightened?
A. The video shows a horse behaving aggressively. She’s at liberty, and as you approach, her body is positioned directly toward you; she pins her ears, paws, strikes, and rears several times. In contrast, a fearful horse will typically try to avoid being caught, and turn, walk, or run away when a person approaches
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