Yeah. The most disgusting thing about it is that the horse has only one eye. She's giving it visual commands on the blind side, then whacking it on the blind side, where it has no clue what's she's about to do. She's basically attacking the poor animal.
Makes me want to heave.
People defending her say this was a dangerous situation... but honestly I don't see that it was. This horse was not aggressive, never reared, never offered tokick. It was a vulnerable horse in a new situation, and should have been handled differently.
And these people who follow Parelli, who say anyone who doesn't choose Parelli is choosing to rule by fear and abuse rather than by trust and kindness.... pptoooey! How does whacking the horse on the blind side produce trust? Where's the kindness? He doesn't see the cue, and he doesn't know he's about to get whacked. Sure fire recipe for total panic, and an actually dangerous situation. At least for the horse.
Then, near the end of the tape, she's threatening the horse's good eye - she's supposed to be "making a wall" or some such nonsense, but she's actually swinging her hand at the horse's good eye. She actually HITS him by the eye, several times. I'm sorry, I have a one eyed horse, and anyone threatening his remaining eye that way is gonna get decked. By me. Too bad the owner in this case is so blinded by the glory that is Parelli that he actually defends her, but so it is with the brainwashed members of this cult.