I missed watching shows because I'm intolerant
I don't compete, but I can usually learn something from watching. I could have watched a bunch of shows on the weekend. However, while riders were just exercising in the arena I saw a couple of people doing that funky western peanut rolling and what I call "lame gait" that looks to me like the poor horse in in pain. You know -- step in front and hop in back. IMO, it's awful. I tried and tried to look past it, watch the others, but just kept getting drawn back to the same rider/horse combination. So, I gave up and decided not to attend any of the shows. I just knew I wasn't going to be able to shut up and watch and surely I would upset someone.
Anyone else ever get to that point?