^^Oh absolutely. I agree (and know, because I see it) that there are some horrible speed event riders out there that give the rest of us a bad name. Speed event and gaming shows are so convenient and easy because they technically don't require any special training (because anyone can run around 3 barrels, right?), they don't require any special tack or show clothes (typically), and there is no judge. Only the time clock. And the time clock could care less if your horse bucked and crow-hopped through the entire event. Or if you jerked on your horse's mouth to get that sharp turn. Or if you whipped and spurred your horse to get them to stop the clock faster.
I know the bad rep is out there, but it just always irks me when it gets played on.
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