I just think those trainers need to go back to basics and stop rushing the horse and maybe They won't have to beat them! I talked to one of them and they said the horse has only been doing it 3 weeks. & he was already at a show! & I only saw one good trainer there using good methods and he was placing the best!
$20 says you are judging the entire discipline by something you (allegedly) saw at some dinky show.
Now if it was a legitimate show, you should have filed a formal complaint.