After about 20 years away from the horse industry my brother has come back as our farm manager. He is a past AQHA judge including having judged AQHA and AQHYA World Shows and trained AQHA Champions. His first comment after attending a recent show was, "What happened to the rules?'
Upon further review we noted that the rules have not changed, they are just ignored. Please read the rules for what is expected of a Western Pleasure horse's gait. What is described and what is preformed are on different ends of the spectrum. Please REQUIRE judges to judge according to the rules in all classes.