My daughter's new pony appears to have a problem with napping. She is reluctant to go forward off the yard unless she has a lead horse. Tonight she just planted and when someone on the ground took her reins she threatened to rear (and went up a little bit). We got her forward with a smack of a hand on the bum as I think maybe she would have reared otherwise with someone pulling on her bridle and poll and having had a nappy rearing mare in the past I didn't fancy discovering that just yet as she has only been with us since Thursday. I was told she won't hack out alone but tonight she had one other for company although she had already gone out of sight and this mare planted. I have dealt with nappy horses before and know I could smack her behind my leg whilst giving with the reins (I just gave her head and kicked tonight) but don't feel I know her well enough yet that if she does use rearing as an evasion she might actually get away with it. I suppose I could just sit and wait but the problem is if you're in company I don't think I would be too popular! She also tosses her head as an evasion so I'm thinking different bit and martingale / harborough might help...she's a 13.2 British Riding Pony so is quite 'bloody' and sharp. I'm trying to gauge her temperament a bit before my daughter comes back and rides her. Any suggestions welcome!