Here is my beef with dressage and it has NOTHING to do with the judges. This is a lovely coming five year old in a double bridle that has only shown schooling level 1.
FEI Dressage Prospect for Sale in Ocala, Florida
There is a video there also. Shortened up in the front and showing false collection.
I teach classic dressage NOT this "rushed up so we can get top price for him" type of trained dressage.
And yes, but I also believe that this whole omg must overcollect horse too soon phenomenon is borned from the show ring.
Basically, as long as there are people dumb enough to pay a lot of money for a horse that is going to need 6 months in the field, a good vet, and proper training, there are going to be trainers rushing horses to get them sold faster, for more money.
But look! He's already in a double bridle! That mean he MUST be worth $100k!