It didn't surprise Me when our new pony reared up on the ground today. He wasn't happy with me because i didnt feed him the minute i got out there with him. He is real bratty that way. My husband was fixing the wood on the stall. He wanted to stick his nose in every bucket looking for a treat. I had to keep pushing him back away from the tools and buckets of nails. He was so mad at me he reared. Do you think he will always rear like this?