I can't stand people running the gate. I get so excited going to shows where it's terms for disqualification, haha. I just find it dangerous, careless, and a lack of rider ability.
Another thing that goes along with running the gate, is when the gate watchers (for lack of a better term..) always tell us over and over again that running the gate is allowed. If I choose to not run the gate, then leave me alone about it.
Last thing I can think of right now, is when we take Lucky to a show, have a red ribbon and tell all the gate watchers, etc that we have a kicker. Do you not think that they'd move away and be more careful?
At our last show, Drew took Lucky. The gate guy almost got a nice kick to the head/chest area multiple times, you'd think he'd get the memo after the first time he almost got kicked? Posted via Mobile Device