When you beat a dead horse, it is a sign that you are not quite certain that the horse is dead. So you beat the horse, hoping that it will stand again. But when a horse is dead, its spirit leaves the body instantaneously, and the horse will remain on the ground, and often motionless.
The horse will not stand unless you command its spirit to return to the body, and further command it to be restored to God's perfection. If you do so each time the horse falls down, he will never die. If he has a broken limb, it always will heal if the spirit is returned to the body. Horses are God’s first eternal creation.
The Lord God Almighty El Shaddai