To NR: Just curious but what didn't you like?
(not arguing here, just talking)
The tie down wasn't my favorite (but then again, lots of so called top of the line trainers use them and twisted bits, etc. And these are people with waiting lists and assistant trainers because they have so much biz). Not an excuse to use any of that stuff, but really...can you judge everything about someone based on a few pictures? How old are the pictures? People can change to be better than what they used to be (the good trainers do anyway).....is this guy one of those? Maybe.
The standing on the horse and riding backwards, all that's the typical "nh" stuff to "show off" how "broke" a horse is. Heck, just watch Road to the Horse, you have Clinton Anderson standing on a horse cracking a whip and revving a chainsaw. Does that make him one to stay away from? Some people like this kind of "showbiz" stuff. It gets attention. Some people don't. I don't do the stuff that he does, but some people like it and who knows, maybe he's a decent trainer.
Instead of just flat out saying no, why not follow up and check things out further? The internet isn't a tell all of someone's abilities. Sometimes the worst websites have good trainers or the best websites have lousy trainers.
The final word can only come from checking things out in person.
If he does turn out to be a good trainer, then I'd suggest talking to him about his website and giving him a few tips on what to put to better show off his skills.