Originally Posted by qharabluver
although they should not be biased they generally are.
You are paying the judge for their opinion.
You can call their opinion a bias I suppose, but you are paying for what they think.
If you do not like how that judge thinks then do not show in shows where that judge is judging.
The reason one horse might place well at one show and not so well (assuming similar quality trips amongst similar quality horses) at the next show most likely has more to do with what one judge feels is important not the breed or color of the horse.
Some judges will place a horse with great form over the fences (nice bascule, knees to their eyes, even, alert) with a less than perfect distance over a horse that found all 8 perfectly but jumps flat or whose knees are not quite as even or who pins it ears as it jumps.
So, saying it is a breed/color thing is most likely wrong.