Spontaneous Rearing and Food Aggression in Horses

Q: My 3-year-old Appaloosa mare is showing spontaneous odd behavior. I have owned her for about eight months, and I have known her since she was 2. Her former owner didn’t treat her well, chased her into her yard at feed times, etc.

Now she is rearing over me. She has done this three times in her yard and twice on the lead. I would start cleaning her yard, turn my back, and she would rear. There is no aggression toward me, and there is no warning

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