Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
The judge who marked down the rider for having a lame horse is a bad judge, obviously lame horses are excused from the ring. We've all seen bad judges, obvious favoritism, etc, etc. Show committees don't hire back those judges, busy judges are the objective, fair ones, more show committees are booking them, the not so objective judges are usually the "booked at the last minute judge" because the other judge was sick. However, when showing, accept the judge's opinion, you paid for it. And it is only one person's opinion for one day.