This from the Los Alamitos stewards for September 15:
“Jockey BRYAN [sic] PENA was in to answer as to why he had to hit his horse during the post parade. Mr. Pena stated that his horse was acting up. After reviewing the video, it shows that Mr. Pena’s horse was indeed being a little unmanageable. In a majority decision no penalty was issued. Steward Sawyer voted for a fine.”
He hit his horse because he was “acting up,” but it’s all good for said horse was “being a little unmanageable.” I’m out of words.
(Note: This may or may not be the same horse who was hit in this video.)