What is your guys' opinion on optional coats at open shows? I have an open show on Sunday I'm going to and I know it's going to be HOT HOT HOT out. Most the time at these shows the judges go ahead and call "optional coats" so you aren't required to wear your hunt coat.
When showing in 4-H I always wore my coat because I was riding saddleseat in the classes vs the h/j riders and wanted it to be 100% clear. Now riding as a hunt rider that doesn't need to be done.
However, in YOUR OPINION, should you continue to wear your coat even if it's not required to maintain that "well polished" look?