Went to a local town fair and stopped to see the oxen pulls. My friend billow6 and I were appalled to watch this one guy hit his ox in the eye (while his eye was open) trying to get the oxen to back up. I became very mouthy about it and people were giving me dirty looks. I don't care. My aunt and uncle raised oxen for the ox pulls and they never hit those animals. They would hit the ground in front if them or tap the yoke but they never hit them. I wanted to go right down there, rip the thing out of his hand and hit him in the eye with it.