Heya, when I go showing we actually choose our judges, so we have a good chance, we've been showing for many years now and so we know the good and bad judges and who likes and who dislikes our ponies, it takes time but its well worth it.
However I went to a show today and I took my tradional coloured and he went brilliantly, I took him in the first class and he went great, got third out of bout 10 (which is great for a first time out with him) anyways I went into my next class (same judge) and it was the inhand coloured and he places the all nice;y plaited scewbald ponies 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th then the piebald tradionals, you could just tell what he liked he was a crap judge (sorry just expressing my angryness
) lol it was really a pain in the ass, anyways im getting his name and im not entrying if he's the judges again.
Tbh id rather travel than get badly place due to what breed or colour the judge likes I mean it isnt on the colour or if there plaited or tradtional, its about the porpotion and how they move and etc you all know what I mean. Lol okay I think I've expressed myself abit to much but hope you all understand the point im getting at