I even have an "acceptable" breed now and still run into bias. I asked a judge why he was placing in the lowest placings when he was doing so much better the month before against the same horses (it was a hunter series so most showed up each month).
Now I know what behind the bit means in dressage and my boy does not go behind the bit but I was dumbfounded when the hunter judge said he placed him down because he was "behind the bit". The comment might have passed muster with anyone not familiar with dressage but don't tell a former dressage dudge that he was behind the bit and in a HUNTER class !!!!
BTW...the following month he was show champion !!