Originally Posted by ridergirl23
ok, haha this is one of thosee fine debates when you learn something. After seeingthose videos I do agree, I don't think he deserved that mark. BUT I don't think any judges accepted any bribe or anything, lets not point fingers(until someone shows me proof I will stand bythis statement, btu I am open to any facs that they did). I don't blame any judges, yes, they really should know better, but they made a mistake, lets not beat up a ref just because he missed a call. :)
No, it's not about bribery. It's about judges being too **** scared to knock the top birdies off their perch. Imagine what would happen if they knocked Anky, Isabell, Edward etc. etc. off their top spots and stuck a classical rider in their place? There would be uproar!!! They will stick to marking up the flashy horses, because this is what the spectators and FEI want. To make dressage a money making, spectator sport.
It's not about 'a ref missing a call', there are multiple judges the judge and FEI test, fair enough that ONE judge misses something because they're at a diffrent angle... but if every judge on that panel missed that Totilas, Salinero, Satchmo... are all stuck in a frame, tense, forces etc. Then they are blind.