Alot of people are also very superficial. Just because he has the tip of his ear gone some people think that he is no good.
Tell me about it.
I could see them getting away with it in Halter classes, but Western Pleasure?
Unfornately it's based so much on looks these days, that even if he behaved the best, he would never win. He might place, but he'd never win.
So he better turn out to be a reiner or cutter if sticks around that long, I guess!