Horses should never be abused. This poor palomino has seen way better days. Judging just from the small wound on the animal's shoulder. The horse is not being taken care of correctly. Most of the time, horses are very high spirited. This poor animal's spirit is broken and that is simply not right in my book. You don't hurt your four legged friend, who is your partner in your business. You treat them instead, with kindness and compassion. I don't go for cruelty and this total load of "I don't care about my cart horse and I'm going to neglect and abuse it," needs to go, right now.