The good GP judges are moving up, I havent been paying a lot of attention to the judging in the WEG's and olympics, but the sport is taking a turn for the better, just freakishly slowly, lol. But they do need something better to judge, like,if they saw a amazing dressage pair, where the rider never moved, the horse moved over the back without any tension. Then I don't really doubt that they would mark them very high... but where are those riders? Compared to what theyre seeing, those people are the best, but they havent seen even better in the olympic ring for a while now, have they?
The judging is a big thing, but they DO make mistakes, which people do when they are under that amount of pressure. They do need to get better judges up there, but WE also have to get better riders up there, the coaches and riders need to realize 'hey, this isnt the way its supposed to be done! We need to fix this!' instead of just saying' hey,this is going to win, lets do it!' which is a problem, because they shouldnt win. But can you imagine the hundreds of thousands of fans tha would HATE those judges? And the jusdges woul never be asked back to the olympics or WEG's or big compotitions if they disqualified everyone, they are just going along with a 'trend' and they need to go alog with it to keep their jobs. I know, it doesnt make it right. But the sport is shaped by the RIDER or trainers or coaches, the judges just have to go along with the most popular trends to stay in their job. I know, they should sacrifice that for the good of the sport, but they will just bring in judges that like tha trend even more. Its kind of a vicious circle.. :/
If there are no horses in heaven... im not going.