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Horse Behavior and Training

Rearing with dually halter

Hi, I am in Canberra, Australia. I have recently bought a dually halter for my 9 yr old OTT mare. I have had her for nearly 2.5 yrs. We work very well together, but I want her ground manners to be better. She was very anxious and head shy when I first got her, but that is now mostly resolved. A couple of days ago, I was doing the leading with the dually, as shown by Monty, and I quickly had my mare leading at my shoulder (her walking in front of me has often been an issue), I had her stopping when I stop as well as backing up, but when I attempted to walk off quickly, she was left behind and as soon as she felt the pressure of the lead rope, she pulled back, I held on hoping she would give to the pressure, but then she reared and fell over! It gave us both a big shock. She got herself up off the ground and immediately came to me, head lowered, and nuzzled into me for comfort (I thought she would run away). I felt awful and I stayed with her, stroking her shoulder until she had relaxed. For that reason, I signed up to Monty’s university to work out what I did wrong? Any suggestions? Thank you in advance 
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Hi & welcome to the forum. You will find life changing information with Monty's methods. I suspect your mare is really sensitive & you inadvertently panicked her with too much pressure kept on for too long. She didn't understand what you wanted from her, hence why she came to you for reassurance afterwards. Perhaps a more incremental approach where you increase your speed whilst on the move would help her understand. Then progress to moving off briskly from a halt, building the briskness up over numerous moves off. Remember to be very generous with your praise for any positive effort she makes & quick to gently & firmly correct any unwanted behaviour. Horses respond better to calm & measured responses which, even when correcting them, helps to build greater trust. Good luck & keep us updated on how things are progressing. Cheers, Jo.