I was just at a show yesterday and started to comment about a horse with a buckskin coat (I like buckskins) that was coming around the bend, until he turned! I stopped what I was saying and just said, "Oh my god!" This horse was severely underweight. And he didn't even appear to be very old.
So here's what I am wondering, what would you do? Clearly I don't know the circumstances, but regardless, the horse should have been left home. He may have been ill, or a rescue, or whatever the story may be, so you can't just attack the owner or rider. But then again, what right do they have to bring a horse in that condition to a show?
As for me, I didn't do anything. My trainer went to speak with the show officials, but I don't know what ever came of it. What do all of you think? Have you ever seen a horse that you felt should not have been at a show?