[quote=smrobs;371588] Dad told him that the best way to deal with that is to get on them and pick out a spot on the horizon, lope them to it, then pick out another spot and lope them to that one. When you cannot get him to keep loping without whipping him, then let him trot until he has caught his breath a little then pick another spot and lope some more. Several days of that and a horse will mellow out quite a bit.
Smrobs father did not say to whip the horse till he couldn't go any further. I put the above advice in the same catagory of CA's what a horse needs are lots of wet saddle blankets. Does that mean to put a wet saddle blanket on a horse, of course not. It means ride them!
BTW, I do hope the proper authorities have been informed as to what has been done to that poor animal.