I have a hard time considering what he does abuse. I know people don't like to see a horse padded up but if done so properly and a horse is conditioned to it then it isnt any worse than jumping an unprepared horse.
The horses have been bred to just tolerate the crazily unnatural gait, they still break down quickly. Not to mention the damage that much leverage does on a hoof. Its a common sense thing that anyone who doesnt think a horses hoof is no more than a piece of wood will understand. Hooves have delicate structures inside them, that much concussion can not be anything but severely damaging. It would be like living 24/7 in a pair of stilettos and not being allowed to sit or lay down.
I hope those miserable, cruel cretins end up living in card board boxes. Since when is money an excuse to continue abuse and cruelty??