Farmpony, my EXhusband was/is like that. He would bully them beyond that, and even tried to manhandle the hogs we raised. :roll: There's a reason he's my EX!
I do find it funny when a guy thinks he can outmuscle a 1,000lb+ critter that's carrying him. LOL I'm thinking..uh.......you know, they can totally toss your butt off. Funniest thing I saw was my ex trying to outmuscle a donkey. The donkey won...drug him halfway down the mountain and stopped in the river. He coudn't get that burro to pull anything after that, didn't matter what he did, but I could do anything with (the burro), ride him, hitch him up or catch him. But then, I was NICE, yet firm, with him.
My now husband is gentle and sweet, which can be bad, too. A little too passive at times, but I think he's holding back sometimes because he's afraid he'll never hear the end of it from me.