Training or abuse

When do horse training methods cross the line from accepted to abusive? 

I came across this article, I want to share it with you. It may be hard for some of you to read but I really believe it is worth sharing.

Breaking. It’s what our industry calls training a horse to be ridden, driven, or led with a halter, to accept tack and direction beneath or within it. But some trainers and riders have taken the word quite literally: breaking a horse of undesired habits, breaking his will to resist the confines and pressures of saddle and bridle … even breaking his spirit to flee perceived danger.

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