Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sweden - the land of carrots and apples
The entire system is wrong and corrupted. That'salso what makes it pointless to argue about it, people refuse to see with their eyes.
A judge that judges poorly ''looses'' the rider; and when the topriders refuse to show for that judge, he won't be offered to judge anymore.
Salineros passage and piaffe are not strong. It's manipulated and even he is on his shoulders. And you'd think the worlds best rider and the worlds best horse should be able to stand still.
Yes, and I come to the same conclusion as for why Anky won.
Dressage is not what it's supposed to be anymore. It started failing half a century ago.
But I'm not going to keep arguing. In this world competition results is everything, and I can't prove anything that people refuse to see even when it's before their eyes.
But try to actually compare what's said in the TR (or is it FEI there? the rules?) with what you see; poll as highest point, nose on or before the vertical are the most obvious things. If you read it closely and compare it, I'm sure you'l fid more things that doesn't fit.
If you get to read the book ''tug of war'', it has some good things written in it.
But that's my last word.
Always keep your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.