Fire Trainer Accused of Whipping Horse on the Face

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Target: Owner of Cumberland Riding Academy, Daniela Romo-Leroux

Goal: Fire trainer accused of whipping a horse on the face.

Footage of a trainer allegedly whipping a horse repeatedly on the body and face has gone viral. The trainer is from Cumerland Riding Academy in Hendersonville, Tennessee. A complaint was filed and authorities are investigating the case. However, it is quite obvious from the footage that the horse was in pain and distressed. Daniela Romo-Leroux should immediately fire this trainer for allegedly abusing the horse.

When notified of the accusations, Romo-Leroux issued a statement. “The safety of CRA’s students and horses is of utmost importance to our organization, and abuse of our animals is not tolerated. CRA has been in operation since 2007 and has trained hundreds of Middle Tennessee equestrians. This is the first time allegations of abuse have been levied against CRA or a member of our staff. We are taking this matter very seriously.” If this is an isolated case, the school should immediately release the trainer reportedly responsible for causing the horse agony. Footage of the scene can also be viewed here. The owner of the school says that the company is doing its own internal investigation, and is complying with the police’s investigation.

Animals should not be hurt when they are being trained. From the footage that was taken, it is obvious that the horse wanted to get away from this trainer, but couldn’t. Animals should look forward to their training sessions, not be intimidated by people. Urge owner Daniela Romo-Leroux to fire this trainer immediately for allegedly abusing this horse.


Dear Daniela Romo-Leroux,

After reviewing the footage of a horse being repeatedly whipped by a trainer, I am astounded that your school would allow the trainer to work there. The footage shows the horse being hit not only on the body, but on the face. Furthermore, this animal wasn’t allowed to move.

As a compassionate human being, I do not think pain or distress should be used as a way to train an animal. It is obvious that the whip was upsetting this animal, but this trainer did not see it or did not care. As a person who is supposed to be able to read the body language of animals, this trainer failed completely. I am writing this letter urging you to fire this employee for her alleged actions at once.


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  1. caryl sawyer says:

    Not the first time this trainer did this, won’t be the last time. And do not think for a second that the owners were unaware of this going on.

    Probably approved it.

  2. Shar Scotland Shar Scotland says:

    Fire him? I advocate therapy at the end of a baseball bat – teach the cowardly bully a tough lesson! After that, sling his worthless arse in jail for a looooong time!

  3. A horses face is the most delicate part of their anatomy because the skin is thin. All you have to do is feel their face also they can feel pain when they are hit anywhere on their body just like we can. To hit a horse in the face is one of the cruelest acts anyone can do to a horse. I have often thought that if someone could see through the coat of a race horse after a race when they are constantly beaten going around the track I would bet they are covered in welts all over their body.

  4. Jean-Louis Rubens says:


  5. Disguting behavior on the part of this poor excuse of a human being.

  6. Fire him and beat the coward or get him to crawl thru the streets ..GARBAGE

  7. Catherine Alquier says:

    There are men who used the animals which haven’t voice to take off their anger and aggresivity. Stop this man to work with horses.

  8. This is no excuse for beating an animal.I hope that he will be accused of animal cruelty and prosecuted for this horrific way of training a horse.I am appalled.

  9. Get this bastard that ill treated this horse and do the same to her, stupid BITCH she is lucky i cannot get to her then she would know about it get it sorted and treat her harshly and SACK her she should not be able to be around animals.

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