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post #21 of 27 Old 02-25-2011, 09:09 AM
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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.
Agreed. Most judges aren't vets BUT if there was a horse at a show that was snotty and whatnot, you can bet your buns I would be asking the show authorities about it.
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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.

R.I.P ~ Bubbles - 25yo tb mare - 13.04.2011 ~ 8:30am ~ passed away naturally and peacefully in my arms

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Respiratory infection, my Paloma had the same problem back in June, vet came out listened to her and gave her some antibiotics she was good as new in about a week or two, but I am not saying that's for sure what it is but it sounds the same.
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Respiratory infection, my Paloma had the same problem back in June, vet came out listened to her and gave her some antibiotics she was good as new in about a week or two, but I am not saying that's for sure what it is but it sounds the same.
That's initially what I thought it would have been but apparently not.
Bubbles is on antibiotics now, the vet thinks she's just gotten a foreign object into her sinus and her bodys trying to get it out.
He said it's quite difficult to get foreign objects out because the sinus is very poorly designed and he did give us the option of drilling her sinus and flushing it out with saline, but this would cost thousands and he said it wouldn't be worth it as 1, she is semi retired and 2, it won't affect her it will just look unsightly having a snotty nose for a while.
Plus I don't particularly like the idea of drilling holes into my horse, unless it was life saving or really necessary.
So all is good now this is only her 2nd day on antibiotics and it's already clearing slightly.

R.I.P ~ Bubbles - 25yo tb mare - 13.04.2011 ~ 8:30am ~ passed away naturally and peacefully in my arms
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I'm glad she's coming right. Woohoo for New Zealand ! LOL
Molly's had quite a runny nose lately, I just started a thread about it.

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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.
The judge is the queen for the day. It is her show, period.

If you do not like the way this judge works then do not show at shows where this judge is judging.
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The judge is the queen for the day. It is her show, period.

If you do not like the way this judge works then do not show at shows where this judge is judging.
If I knew she was judging I wouldn't have shown up, she is a show pony judge who ended up judging my games ring because they had a shortage of judges.
She told one girl that if she didn't participate in the sack race then she wouldn't judge her in fancy dress. I was like "what?! The games are optional, not compulsory" (thought not said). She tried to count me into it to even though I calmy explained that bubbles is deathly afraid of sacks and I didn't want to scare her on purpose. (The one and only time we did the sack race bubbles panicked and flew backwards into all the other horses, I didn't want her to do that again and risk hurting other people+Horses.)
Unfortunately they don't print out lists of the many judges there that day on the program, you find out when you turn up.

R.I.P ~ Bubbles - 25yo tb mare - 13.04.2011 ~ 8:30am ~ passed away naturally and peacefully in my arms

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