You say you don't agree with shocking wild horses, but shocking wild cattle is fine. Please tell me the difference. Stock is stock, and there's a huge difference in managing rough stock horses and broke saddle horses. I have a good friend, who is a stock contractor, and has some really nice, well managed stock. I've prodded horses with a hot shot before, wild reservation studs that would try and yank you off your horse and kill you that came through the sale yard. I do agree there is right and wrong ways to use a hot shot, and getting a stalled horse out of a chute with a little zap doesn't hurt the horse at all. After all, it only takes once most of the time for the horse to get the idea. People just need to understand stock management, good efficient stock management.
~Started young horses in Bosca te Ador, unto the two rein the old Spanish spade, brought them along with two hands that were gentle. Some fine reining horses as ever were made~