I am not a horse person, nor do I know ANYTHING about training horses, and I witnessed something today, that seemed a bit strange.... Just wondering if any of you horse folk can tell me what was going on... A man had a beautiful black horse, saddled up, but he was not on it. He had it by a lead, and had a whip in the other hand. He had the horse in the middle of our dirt road, and the horse was going in circles around him. He would crack the horse with his whip every now and then. The horse seemed agitated, and reared up a couple times. After a few circles the horse would stop, and stand in front of the man. Then the whip and the circling would begin again. They were not advancing down the road, they stayed in the same place while this was going on. Is this normal training of a horse?