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Rearing

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Rearing

A horse may respond to certain circumstances by rearing. This may range from small rears with the front feet raised only a couple of feet off the ground, to a full rear where the horse is standing vertically on its hind legs. A full height rear poses risks to both the rider and the horse. In addition to unseating the rider, the horse may lose balance and fall over backwards.

Rearing can be dangerous and should be investigated carefully to find out if it's triggered by fear or confusion, or due to pain

Why do wild horses rear?

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