My trainer says that this show was her proudest moment of me, the fact that I had a good enough trip that I pinned "even riding Daiq". She said she faces the discrimination too because she rides a pinto, though he is a warmblood and son of Popeye K.
I had always heard rumors of there being a bias, but I had always pretty much thought it was just an excuse why someone didn't pin, but my trainer is one of the most honest horse people I know, she won't tell you you did well unless you really did, and she admits herself when she had a bad show.
What do you guys think? Sorry I take so long to say everything haha.
(Of course, I do know that it depends on the judge, but I just want to know how common biases like that are, and to what colors and breeds they extend. Buckskin? Palomino?)