Originally Posted by MHFoundation Quarters
If I'd have ever behaved like that, my mom would have ripped me off my horse and loaded up. If any of my students behaved like that, they'd be out a trainer.
Pretty sad stereotype if you ask me.
Nobody in ANY discipline,expert or novice should make those comments about someone else. Their not on the horse and don't know what the horse is doing,what training the rider and horse have
Or the progress they HAVE made.
Sadly,just sitting at shows and around barns i've heard most of these things. Very sad indeed.
Can we assign a penalty/fine for unsportsmanlike conduct?
I can see it now: well you WOULD have been 1st place but you were being a BRAT so now you're ELIMINATED.
I heard a story from a judge once that was judging a horseshow.
A showdad came up complaining to the judge that he scored a girl higher than his daughter and the girl was obviously on the wrong diagonal while his daughter was on the correct one.
The judge replied : "The other girl did it better on the wrong diagonal than your daughter did it on the right one!"