Originally Posted by GoAppendix
It isn't the best representation of either talent or training, for both the horses and the trainers.
I don't really care what you think of the AQHA.
Everyone has to start somewhere, and, since we all cannot be as almighty as apparently you are, some of the organizations actually have shows for those of us who are a work in progress...or consider ourselves so, or do not wish to spend every weekend at a show to make it to the top levels. There are numerous reasons, and not all of them have to do with skill levels, believe it or not.
I used the AQHA as an example. Frankly, we don't really care for your demeaning comments about the ABHA, or what you think either. It was out of line, rude and uncalled for. THAT was my point.