Originally Posted by SorrelHorse
Alright, I'll agree with you there StylishK. I suppose I'm a little freaked since that last filly.
But like I said, I'm not showing to lose in this economy when I can hardly afford to get gas for work with all the other entry fees. And I don't love showing WP enough to drop another event to pay for it. So until it changes, count me out.
I definitely understand that. That's why I gave up pleasure for reining, I can't do both. However I'm lucky and my mom is more interested in Pleasure so we have a WP horse again.
There are definitely trainers who mess WP horses up, probably more than reiners even (not that there aren't some who mess up reiners either), I'm lucky to have a trainer who really listens to the horse and makes good calls on whether or not to push them.
Most of his 2YOs don't actually get shown, some at one horse, our yearling assuming he breaks out like we expect will get shown at some of the bigger shows, but ONLY if he's mentally ready. The minute he shows signs of not being ready to handle it, out to the field he'll go. But not all trainers make that call or even know when to make that call.
I definitely understand where WP negative rep comes from...and honestly that part of WP I don't like either. It's the good side of it that I love. (not as much as reining though