Oh how horrible. Yes that bloke shouldn't have been beating the horse like that but that doesn't make the kick he got funny. It was right to the head and it is quite possible he couldv'e died froma kick like that. That video made my stomach turn. And yes like spastic dove, my first thought was for what happened to that poor horse afterwards.
I don't think the guy being kicked was funny. However, I do believe that he got what he deserved. That horse gave him plenty of warning of what he was about to do and the guy ignored it. It is his own stupid fault and I don't feel sorry for the guy at all. I feel horrible for the horse though.