Type: Posts; User: SillyHorse
Perhaps RBABKA is an amateur trying to pass as a professional.
You are on a roll! :lol:
If you are 100% sure this is not due to pain/discomfort or ill-fitting tack, then lots of leg, up to and including a solid kick.
I was a strong proponent of losing the toppers, but I was not able to foresee this horrific outcome.
Maybe Leyla25 is the judge in question.
This is such a great thread! Silverbridge, you made my day. Thank you. :)
I loved the story about the one who didn't bother to learn to ride. :)
Tack, equipment, and dress rules are not at all subjective, and that is what the OP was referring to.
My guess is that the comments were about this particular rider's use of the Baucher, and the...
I agree with hoopoe. If there is bias against Bauchers it is because most people seem to use them to force their horses to lower their heads and don't have a good connection. Judges can spot this...
That's awesome! :lol:
A few weeks ago I scribed for an "S" judge at schooling show (yes, we hire "S" judges!) who, after a test, spoke to a competitor for a few minutes about her use of the Baucher, and even suggested the...
A judge saying something in the comments does not mean that the test score was affected. In fact, if a bias affected a test score, the judge would probably refrain from making a comment about it.
That's a shame.
You had a carrot man?
Twenty years - what a wonderful gift he was. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.
Wonderful story! The CANTER photo shows off his tremendous hip. I can see why she got him.
Uh, probably around 1980.
Excellent analogy. :yes:
Yes, that is exactly what to do.
Maybe when the system becomes completely automated it will be possible for a judge to comment on every aspect of every movement, but when you have a human being writing the comments, there is a...
Bear in mind that some things are more important to some judges than others. One poster here shrugged off the mediums as not really necessary. But if you don't have them and you're riding in front...
Not necessarily. As I moved up the levels, I sometimes had to "sit on my hands" to keep from showing at the level at which I was schooling. It sounds to me like the OP is schooling 2nd level (good...
The rule of thumb (and a good rule, I think) is that one should be schooling at least one level above where one is showing. In my opinion, the OP is not ready to show at 2nd. She should be working...
It's the "Barn Using Agreement!" :lol: