Originally Posted by Darrin
I'm against soring but I'm also against animal shows in general because what people are willing to do to a breed just to fit some judges opinion of what should be.
I agree with you about how people will do anything to fit the judge's opinon of what is pretty or correct, but I don't see anything wrong with showing if you're just there to have fun with your horse, and have fun with
him, and not just to win. I can't stand when people do somehting unnatural to a horse and say "That's what you have to do/ what it has to be like in showing'. But showing is fine to me if you're there, not just for you to win, but for your horse to win as well. You don't want your horse just to be used or an object in your sucess. Shows can be fun if people weren't trying so hard to make their horse unnaturally moing to fit the judges standards. That's why I hate most Western Pleasure classes. The reason I say most is because I've seen it done without going so slow that the horse looks lame. Its one thing to have a nice, relaxed canter, but you don't want one that's broken.