Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
I wholeheartedly agree Miss Katie.
I am sorry that you had to go through this experience - but this is why I refuse to spend my money on Flat Shows, because they are political and a waste of time/money/effort.
I used to do allot of flat shows back home, and if the Judge was a TB Judge, that's all that would pin. Or a QH Judge, that's all that would pin - etc, etc, etc.
I remember I had a lovely Morab named Ribbon. We have lovely rhythm, our transitions into each gait was smooth and lovely, we never broke our canter, we were a decent package in the ring - but we never pinned.
The horse/rider teams that pinned were TB's who were not moving into their tansitions properly, running around flat, breaking their canter, on the wrong leads, wouldn't back up - but yet they kept placing.
The Judge already knows who he is placing before you even start the class.
I refuse to do any flat shows what-so-ever. It is only HT's, Dressage Comps and the Jumper ring for me :) Doesn't matter what breed you have, so long as you can answer the questions been given.