Tag Archives: Ask a judge

Ask A Judge: What is the Hardest Thing About Judging (Judge 2 & 3)

I posed the following question to our Judges Panel.  Here are the responses of Judges 2 and 3: Question: 1) What is the hardest thing about judging (hardest thing about judging the horses and the hardest thing about judging your colleagues)? Answer Judge 2 The hardest thing for me regarding judging horses is placing the…

Ask A Judge: Kids and Helmets Question (follow up to poll)

I posed the following question to our Judges Panel as a way to understand the reluctance of parents (or show committees) to require kids to wear helmets in shows.  Here are the responses of Judges 2 and 3: Question: I know that technically, as a judge, you are not to mark down a kid for wearing…

“Ask A Judge”- Hunter Question (Judge 4)

We recently had an “Ask a Judge” question regarding the Hunter division which has been answered by Judge 1 and Judge 2 (see the posts “Questions Regarding Hunter and Park Classes Judging Answered by Judge 2” and “Ask A Judge- Hunter Question-Judge 1).  Judge 4 weighs in on this question in this post. We still would…

Questions for “Ask A Judge”

Although I am waiting for Judge 3 to have a chance to answer the first few questions, I do believe Judges 1 and 2 would answer some others.  Are there any “inquiring minds” out there?  Just comment on this post.

Ask A Judge: Western Tack Question Answered by Judges 1&3

The following question is taken from a former post and was previously answered by Judge 2 (see “Ask A Judge: Western Tack Question Answered by Judge 2“). Question: One thing I have always wondered is how important those expensive silver western saddle and bridles are in shows. Are they good for getting your horse noticed…

Ask A Judge: Equitation question answered by Judge 1

This question was posted and answered by Judge 2 previously (see “Ask A Judge: Equitation Question Answered by Judge 2“.  This same question is answered by Judge 1: Question (paraphrased): How important is that overall picture vs. the riders’ performance? Assuming the entries are all well turned out, should the good rider with the great horse who make…

“Ask A Judge”: Western Tack Question Answered by “Judge 2”

Judge 2 answers this question. There is also other discussion on this subject in the original post, “Ask A Judge” Questions. Question: One thing I have always wondered is how important those expensive silver western saddle and bridles are in shows. Are they good for getting your horse noticed in a large class or are…

Ask A Judge: Equitation Question answered by Judge 2

The following question was asked in our “Ask A Judge” post. Just below it is the answer from “Judge 2” from the Judge Panel: Question: On the subject of saddle seat equitation how important is the performance of the horse? I always felt like equitation should be this great level playing field for the saddle…

Ask A Judge: In-Hand Question (“Judge 1”)

Question: I want to know why, in the In-Hand division, we never see a Western or Hunter or Classic Pleasure, or even a Dressage horse pinned Grand Champion. I don’t consider “Because they don’t show” an adequate answer. Maybe I’m way off-base, but I suspect that they no longer show in-hand because they didn’t win….

Ask a Judge? – Hunter Question (“Judge 1”)

Questions regarding Hunter class judging answered by “Judge 1”: (2 of the questions are answered together since they were related. Also to shorten the post I have edited the questions. To see the question in its entirety go to “What Would You Ask A Judge?”) Questions: 1)Some judges judge (Hunter and Park classes) right to…