I agree completely with AK. There are extremes in any discipline and people who are willing to sacrifice the horses health to achieve a win. I admire all organized horse compettions although I don't partake in them myself. Its the extremes of any sport that I don't understand. Be it the athlete who uses sterioids and ruins his health and mind or the horse trainer that uses cruel devises to achieve their goals.
We are about an hour and a half drive from Oklahoma City, reinging horse heaven. I can see how many of the cowboys around here can use a lot of the manuvers in the everyday cattle work they do. I figure the "spin" got started because some Okie thought it was fun
I imagine they get pretty bored.