So, I wrote a small article on "Discouraging to hit or slap the horses" If you have a little time at hand, then please give me a review of the writing quality. Does it sound like fluff? Could I've cut some words to make it tighter? And how can it be bettered? You know what to suggest better. Please also leave a out-of-10 rating, I'd be grateful. Article: Working with a shy foal for the last few days, I observed the horse shies away when I try to halter or pamper her. I wonder, how many people today consider hitting horses as a necessity. I see no positive side of hitting horses. Tapping them on backside to move away and slapping them in the face is two different things. I'm not a horse expert, I still care a lot for them. I had many horses, and still work with them every day. I try to cultivate a deep bond with horses that are unfriendly to me. I feed, halter and medicate them. But never needed to slap or hit them. "But the horse may bite or kick!! You need to hit to control them." No, I never required that, and you won’t too. If you see violence coming, leave the place quick and think how can calm it with a different approach. Earlier, I found that people are into hitting and slapping as a discipline training for horses. There must be better ways to communicate with them than hitting. Most people hit or slap horses thoughtlessly. Yes, people often react out of surprise or shock. I believe it's on us to find better ways to communicate with horses. Patience should be the approach, when you want to be the coach. I understand, horse trainers need quick results. But you have to realize that, a horse has to perform and behave, they're not ferocious. Forcing is the unnatural path. I'm just suggesting that you pause and find a better, non-violent training alternative. Listen to your inner voice, listen to your horse’s inner want. There has to be an alternative. I know there is. Horses taught me that. Good luck.