Oh my gosh I'm sick over this. A friend of mine just posted this on Facebook. This trainer talks very openly on her facebook photos about how she beats her horses when riding them. She is in some other country I think by the way she writes.
Her name is Farida Khan.
Here is one of her comments "he does bleed sometime when I kick him too hard on some given day, but you could see him soaked in foam most of the time due to extensive hard riding?"
Here is another comment "It depends person to person. I really don't enjoy making the horse work the way he wants. Yes I do understand without whpping and spurring he can work and give the enjoyment. But despite his best performance I use my whips constantly and keep kicking him hard so that he knows who is the master. I am sorry but I just cannot astride a horse and not use the whips and kicks as they are main tool as far as riding comes. I teach my students too to force and use full use of whips and demand the best out of the horse."
If you go to her page and look under videos there is a 1 minute video of her riding a friesian type horse. He is trying to move forward and she still keeps hitting him. She has this creepy smile on her face and I honestly felt like I was watching some kind of sick s&m video.
Her page is not set to private so I guess she's proud of what she does.
This is animal abuse plain and simple. Someone mentioned on my friend's page that this is a type of riding called hard riding where you spur and whip the horse the entire time.