The trainer has had Henry for a week now and on my last visit to see how he was going I left feeling very deflated. He was lunging him and to me it seemed a bit fast and rushed and he was hitting his front shoulder and rear with the whip. After half on hour doing this my horse had welts on his front shoulder from the whip. I felt sick to the stomach but my husband said I am over reacting.
What do you think about the whole whip thing is this normal. The only good thing I could see was he only kicked out a few times. I mainly sent him off to the trainer as you know from my previous post was to fix the biting and kicking and teach me also how to correct it.
I don't really see how lunging helps? Is this a normal part of retraining?