Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
It isn't backwards for Western Pleasure.
I don't do WP, but if I showed up in my normal riding attire - old boots, jeans, Aussie saddle, T-shirt, etc - I'd be graded down too. I wear a helmet too, and at any of the higher levels, I'd expect to be graded down for it. I don't know what percentage of WP riders have been killed during high level competition, but I'd bet it is rather LOW....
The wussiefication of society needs to end.
"There goes Earl!"