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    Directive to Australian Judges in the December Judges update from Dressage NSW

    9). Complaints - this year there have been complaints, mainly by parents, regarding judges talking to the riders after the Test has been completed.
    Please be careful how you phrase comments directly to a rider as they are frequently misinterpreted. Also remember you are a judge at the competition not a coach.

    Damned if you do and damned if you don't.


    helicopter parents are everywhere. They would be doing their children a bigger favor if instead of complaining at every perceived slight - they used the opportunity to discuss good sportsmanship and putting such things real or imagined in a proper perspective.
    Last edited by Crockpot; Feb. 13, 2013 at 06:31 AM. Reason: added quote



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    IF YOU WANT TO CHUCKLE...read the article: http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/nice-braids

    Judges' comments when things didn't go so well..........
    We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........



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