I don't see much trust there. What I see is a horse that is made compliant by a professional use of pressure points on his body and of his instincts as a prey animal (once you are down, you don't come up again...). Looks cool, sure. But I much prefer to see a horse who is willing to canter by my side and leave his herd for me, than a horse who knows he should better get down to the ground, if I press some points on his face and neck...because by gods they can hurt if you apply any more of that pressure.
I have come a long way, to surrender my shadow to the shadow of my horse.