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post #11 of 15 Old 05-30-2013, 02:54 PM
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its only one persons opinion, if you dont like it you just have to get over it and move on =]

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post #12 of 15 Old 05-31-2013, 08:06 PM
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From what I've gathered, most little "barn shows" have people who are highly unqualified to judge. You get what you pay for.
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post #13 of 15 Old 06-01-2013, 12:53 AM
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I think there are far fewer instances of truly bad judges than you hear about. I know I've complained about 'bad' or 'unfair' judges because riders who I thought were worse than me placed higher- guess what, looking back on it those riders were better than me, their horses had more training than mine did, and they deserved to place where I didn't. In other cases I realized I was riding a Hunter under a Dressage judge, in a ring full of Dressage type riders and I didn't place as well as I wanted to, even though I thought maybe I deserved to win.
Now I like speed events, and if I'm going to show on the flat I look for shows with a focus on the style of riding I work with on the horse I'll be riding.

You also have to remember that judges don't have eyes EVERYWHERE and sometimes riders get away with major mistakes in the ring because the judge just didn't see it.
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post #14 of 15 Old 06-01-2013, 06:06 AM
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theres only 1 winner
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post #15 of 15 Old 06-01-2013, 07:31 AM
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I'fe seen old QH judges doing Paint shows that obviously didn't care for flashy Paints and halter judges that didn't like the classic stocky body (calling them fat). It's just the way it goes...there is always a degree of pure luck in judged competitions.
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