Originally Posted by Strange
I don't believe they're judging the horse based on its looks at all.
As faye said, suppleness and extensions are the challenges of an Iberian horse, and that's where a lot of them get marked down which is why they generally don't do as well as Warmbloods who can, do both well. Obviously not every WB can collect as well as they extend, but if they can do both well than they'll almost always do better than an Iberian who does collection excellently but extension poorly.
No not every judge is like that.
Itīs totally okay, to say, this extended trott is better so you get a better grade.
But I do think that the judges should difference between Kur and "normal" dressage challenges.
In normal challenges, I think, they should just judge how the horse is ridden.
When it comes to a Kur you should even look if it looks better, because you just canīt say a Iberian Horse is worser as a Warmblood in extensions, because they just canīt do it as much as Warmbloods because of their body.
Do you understand what I mean?
I canīt really describe it in english