Originally Posted by waresbear
He judged his own daughter????? Around here, there is rules forbidding that.....
It was an open show, there are no rules at open shows. XD
I don't mind it so much because some judges can actually be tougher on their own kind than unknowns. But it was just the level of bad safety that was bothering me. Halter way too loose, underweight body condition, the horse flipping, they should have been dismissed for that alone.
Although I guess that's kind of "reverse discrimination" when I walk in there with my manicured yearling and halter that I spent an entire paycheck on. Along with the mule comment, I assume there is a large distaste for breed show people at the open level. Even though it is unfair simply because I do work with my yearling equally as much, or even more, and I am not a rich person. Even if I didn't have my fancy show halter, I have a very nice, fitted leather one at home that anybody could buy and fit a yearling safely. My yearling is hand conditioned and curried every day to present a nice body and coat condition. In my opinion, it is a bad life lesson to play the "who deserves it most" game based on feelings...
Though, at least my yearling would never be mistaken for a mule. ;)