Alright, So my friend started taking lessons from a local trainer in our area who is preparing her to start showing. This trainer has a huge clientel and her main focus is western/reining/performance horse, ect. The trainer told her that a judge in a WP class doesn't care what the horses gaits look like. All a judge is looking for is a smooth transition between gaits....(?)
Ok, So most of my training is in dressage and english. I have shown western and there is so much more to it than just having good transitions....right? Why wouldn't a judge consider a horse's gait?