I think it's a good change. It gives judges a little more options. A movement that is performed well and you really want to give that 7 or 8, but something is missing (not quite enough impulsion or brilliance) but you feel the lower number would be a little harsh. Well, now you can give that 6.5 or 7.5!
Hoppe, Hoppe, Reiter...
Wenn er faellt dann schreit er...
I look forward to the new system. I definitely had a judge who was fair, but for questionable scores appeared to always go lower with her score. Scores were lower than typical all day - but again, all fair if you looked at the score sheets. I had some movements which were definitely the lower end of the scores she gave me, and others which sure seemed to be the upper end. I think since it seems scores so much range from the 5-7 range for decent but not the best rides and 6-8 for much better rides it'll be nice to allow some differentiation.
My horse is a dressage diva so I don't have to be.
Originally Posted by katarine
If you have a fat gay horse that likes Parelli, you're really screwed