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I screwed up, now my horse rears whenever we tighten the reins, how do I correct him (he's not in pain, he's misbehaving because I let him one time)?

I screwed up, now my horse rears whenever we tighten the reins, how do I correct him (he's not in pain, he's misbehaving because I let him one time)?
I would lunge him with side reins, slowly shortening them, not to be painful but enough to make him uncomfortable with the length then simply push him forward when he acts up. This way you are much safer
Olá Teresa! Como a Izzy diz, por sempre no circulo, quando sentires que ele vai se por de pé abres a rédea de dentro e obrigas a dar alguns passos! Ou seja, andar num circulo muito apertado é mais dificil que andar em frente por isso se fizeres isso varias vezes ele vai acabar por preferir obedecer do que tentar sair do trabalho e ter que rodar a garupa!
Espero que ajude
Using your leg to push into the contact can help prevent rearing.

Also if you ever feel like they are rearing and its dangerous turning in a tight circle can bring them down to the ground and prevent them from rearing back up
Maintain leg contact ALL the time. Push him forward to a gallop whenever he stops to rear. Don't let him slow down!