They tell you don't beat a dead horse. But have you ever tried to beat a live horse? Those things are huge. If you happen to hit it hard enough for it to feel it you need to make sure your not anyplace it can hit you back. If you have ever been kicked by a horse because you where beating it you will begin to see the benefits of beating the dead ones. After you have shot the hourse for kicking you it is even quite therapeutic to beat it.