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  1. I have an 8 year of gelding very strong in personality. We have over come a few "issues" over the past few years like lack of respect for personal space and locking up his legs and refusing to walk when you riding on the trail. My new challenge he has put to me is he has decided when he feels like it he starts to rear. He'll do it whenever and wherever he feels like it. Nothing has spooked him or upset him like that. He just decides he doesn't want to do what I am asking him and he has a temper tantrum. I have been riding for many years but have never experienced this before. Any suggestions would be so appreciated. Don't want to give up on this guy because he has so much potential but also don't want to get hurt. Info on the horse... 8 year old gelding very stubborn but at the same time incredibly intelligent in the field with 3 other horses and is definitely the boss feels by his actions that he thinks he is the alpha to everyone including me therefore I can't let him get away with anything has perfect ground manners has no problems with his health, saddle or bridle fitting doesn't care if he is with other horses or not when out riding so having a companion horse along for the ride to reduce this kind of explosive reaction doesn't help I ride with a loose reign...not hard on his mouth at all and he doesn't grab at the bit and fight me on it at all. Hopefully someone has some suggestions on how to approach dealing with this kind of problem. Thanks!