Today I got to experience more "quick fixes" from a different trainer. The rider was on a speed horse, that if it wasn't running, it was hopping around/small rearing in one spot due to the rider. I sat there watching, thinking what I would do. This horse doesn't get walked around during our speed practices, just ran and then has to stand, and run again. The rider always has the reins tight when she is standing, in attempt to keep her still. It's really hard to describe. My horse used to do it too when we would run, and then stand, and repeat until I started doing small exercises in between to keep his mind busy.
As soon as she got fed up with attempting to control the horse, she hopped off crying, and her mom fetched a tie down. Didn't help of course. Her dad then got on and got that horse to stand. Relaxed, fine. He only did one thing that I wouldn't really agree with, which was when the horse started jumping around, he grabbed her ear and twisted it. It automatically ended the problem though.