I didn't see this thread until today. I read every bit of it. Wow. This young lady needs to get a clue before she is seriously injured or killed. Luke needs a real trainer - or perhaps a shot needle of the purple stuff.
My former horse Red was a snotty little yearling when he was purchased as a yearling at the Louisiana Breeders Sale. He made the mistake of kicking at his owner, Margaret. Red found himself in the round pen on the wrong side of a bullwhip. He never offered to kick again EVER. He is now a child's horse. I would trust him with any kid but he is still a horse.
I hope this girl realizes that Jesus sent mighty angels to protect her pea head that day.
She does this all the time, apparently thinks it is funny, as in her show videos on youtube she looks to be in control.
Whether her trainer/parents realize what she does would be interesting to know.
And this is not only time horses have kicked out at her, just first time this bad, but has had broken/hurt hand too.
Just foolish to do this, and hard on horses, which will get the blame when she gets killed on one that she has ruined.