Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind
Glad the vet has you helping her get better.
I would not be angry with the judge.
If you were a horse owner there with a healthy horse and you saw a horse there with slime running out its nose you would rather have the judge say something than let your horse get infected if it happen to be something contagious.
And your list of 'did the judge know' does not apply. You had not had a vet look at it yet. You did not know it was not contagious.
I have had a vet look at her before for this, it was back in august and it wasn't quite as bad as this time, but he was the one that walked to the gate, stood nearly 20m away from her, said "give her this" and left. I won't be contacting him again that's for sure, I was not impressed. I just assumed he would have said keep her away from others or something if it was contagious.
-Hence why I didn't bother posting about him in the OP.
As it was that day she was not being allowed near other horses let alone touch any of them (much to bubbles discust
) she also had her own drinking water in her own bucket instead of using the main trough.
It doesn't bother me that she did say something about it because I do agree with what you say, it was the manner she went about it that bothered me. I had been commented on by another lady (of whom knew bubbles and was also a judge) who went about it politely and kindly and said make sure you get a vet out and don't let her drink from other horses water etc, but this judge was just plain rude about it and there was no need for her to go about it the way she did. It really upset me that she could be so rude about it, but this particular judge seems to think she's the queen of the hive in any situation, she was bossing around people that weren't even competing and weren't in the way of the events.
-There were a lot of people trying hard to refrain from what she was saying to everybody, she has a reputation for being quite rude though.
And I know i'm probably going to get my head shot off for saying that she was rude and whatnot, but even my mum was discusted with the way she went about it. There were smaller children there and in my opinion judges should be encouraging them to have fun, that's what that day was about, it wasn't some high rated serious show it was a fun sports day. And many of the children (some on lead rein with discusted parents) left her games ring in tears.