Sorry but I was there and watching. It was horrific. The horse was very clearly distressed.
I was one of those who demanded a full refund of my tickets because of that disgusting display. I have already signed the petition.
If you tolerate that treatment at a public display then god only knows what happens behind closed doors. Nothing good will come of tolerating it. Sorry but that is Horse ABUSE and high profile. You let them get away with it in public then others are going to decide that that sort of behavior is ok.