Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: On the golden coast of Michigan
@gigem88- We have the same system as you do. Riders who show in the w/t/c division cannot show in the w/t division and vise-versa.
@Copperhead- Actually I'm doing exactly what your saying. I've been doing lots of work with my lope and all that stuff. However, Faith isn't ready to show in the w/t/c division not quiet yet. I was planning on showing her showing her at those classes towards the end of the year, and hopefully by then Faith will be very supple, soft, and collected at the shows. At the same time, I'm not pushing it. I don't plan on throwing her in the arena at a w/t/c class until shes ready. I'm sure she'd do good (behavior wise--not acting like a young 3 year old) but she may get in the way of some of the other kids. I should've also mentioned that when my horse placed at the top 3 that was the only show she did so at, and that being the only class without the people and their incredibly broke horses. I don't think I explained my situation clear enough (something I'm not good at).
I'm not angry at my horse at all, actually I'm very proud of her for doing so well. To tell you the truth, I'm not angry at all. I'm just confused as to why people with very broke horses (and with riders that aren't green) are showing in the w/t classes. I've always been taught that the w/t classes are for the green horses and riders, not for the rider that isn't green and her broke horse to get more points, etc. Now that the riders with the broke horses are entering in these classes Faith and I aren't being looked at by the judge because the judge is more fixed at the other broke horses. But of course some people are taught differently about each thing, especially w/t classes. But to be honest I didn't know what kind of horses would be in the w/t classes, as what I was expecting (green horses and riders). At the show I wasn't the only one who was concerned about the other people entering in the w/t classes when they should be entering in the w/t/c classes. A lot of the riders with the green hoses (and the green riders) weren't expecting being put up against high level show horses and riders.
Hopefully that makes it a little more clear.
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