So I'll be completely honest. I really want to take my horse to get some experience at the local shows but I REALLY hate clipping, banding, and all that stuff.
I'm fine with trimming up his feathers and doing a running braid to look trim, but I don't want to lose all his facial and ear hair; he lives outside and it's only protection. Plus he has a white face and gets sunburnt easily. The hair helps.
One of my old BO's once told me that if I didn't go all the way, I might as well not go at all.
Is that true for a local show where I just want to do a Dressage test and maybe Hunter Hack? Will the judge rate me like I rolled out the mud puddle?