I'm out of "likes" and agree with BFF, too, loriwoo. And Peter Cameron was one of my favorite judges.
I have always "bucked the system"...my first purebred Arabian show mare was a barefoot western horse, no trainer, kept NOT in a box stall, rarely blanketed, and (gasp!) even turned out on pasture often. Can't tell you how many show people advised me this would ruin her. Nevertheless, we qualified for Nationals twice and went to Albuquerque. I wouldn't trade one moment with that mare for anything. I love Arabians and always will. I'd compete more at class A shows if my state had not lost 3/4 of them. Yes, I am at odds with much of what goes on in he main ring, but I feel if you don't show people it can be done differently and still be successful, nothing will ever change. I plan on getting back into the Class A ring again once I get back in shape physically and I'm looking forward to it! Not "dissing" anyone who has chosen to do differently, I do see your POV. This is mine.
Proud of our family of working western athletes: Arabians, Half-arabs, National Foundation Quarter Horses.
Producers of all-natural grass-fed beef.
The Arabian and Half-arab Fam:
WCF Rampage+/ bay purebred gelding
TS Paarden Mia chestnut purebred mare
HAA Marco Rojo chestnut Classical Spanish gelding
SA Firefoxx chestnut purebred gelding
OFW Carnation bay purebred mare
Skyy RPA amber champagne HA mare
Goldenseal MSL palomino HA gelding