Mickey, that's kind of my point...There are people out there that beat horses with chains or whatever, sure, but there's mental abuse, too. Like the guy longing the horse around the pole. No matter what direction or speed the horse went, he smacks it with the rope or yanks its head and he is obviously dripping with sweat. The horse has no idea what the guy wants and is learning absolutely nothing, except that people are mean and scary.
Maura, I guess I probably should have left that clip out, because the original video was very long, and had the dudes doing other things like whipping the horses to slide down a very dangerous and very very steep hill, running them on concrete, and just overall smacking mouths and spurring. Again, the horses weren't learning anything at all. But for someone who only sees that part it wouldn't be as powerful. The Arab was being trained to "race" on a road. The video quality is awful but you can see cars go by (frighteningly close) in the whole video. And the rider is hanging on to his mouth when he tosses it.
I should probably take it down and redo parts of it because I also didn't mean to say that Parelli had a twitch round Catwalk's leg, rather a twitch and (then also) a rope round his leg.