Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
I would think that it is very hard to get "discrete" video on a phone, or any camera that isn't designed to be hidden in some way. You're either pointing the camera at the person or you aren't.
It's generally not too difficult to make it look like you're just txt'ing someone, though, instead of taking pictures.
Hold it at an angle as if txt'ing. When person isn't looking, flick the wrist a few degrees, snap a picture, and flick the wrist back.
But that said, I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't care. Lots of people take pictures of their horses being trained. Face it, we're horse people, we love our horses, we love pictures of our horses. I've taken pictures of several trainers on my horses over the years.
Now, I never had a trainer whose methods I disagreed with, but this guy probably doesn't think anything is wrong with his own methods, either.