Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Photo Critiques

Okay, I said in the beginning of this blog, I wouldn't do individual critiques. I have had a couple of requests to do them so I will but here's a few ground rules and things to remember.
  1. I am only one judge with only my opinion and interpretation of the rules.
  2. I do not fancy myself as great as George Morris who does these in a regular column in Practical Horseman Magazine
  3. I can only judge what is presented in the photo. I have no knowledge of what happens when the camera is not on nor do I know how long one has been riding, what level of training they are at or any knowledge of you mounts. Just what is in the photo is all I can comment on.
  4. I would like if you comment on any of the posts that include a picture and critique, that your comments be constructive. If you see something wrong and comment on it, also include a solution to what may be wrong. No rider or horse bashing please.
  5. Send your photo or video link to with a short synopsis of the class you're riding if it's at a show or what you are working on if it's a schooling shot and what I'm critiquing.... rider, mount or both.
  6. Keep it civil and I think maybe we can all learn something new.

1 comment:

  1. Well, dang! I was hoping someone would post one. I'm trying to learn the finer points of the hunter-jumper world.

    In the meantime, thanks for the blog. I enjoy it.



I am just one judge with one judge's opinion. Almost all of the classes I judge are based on the rules of USEF & AQHA. Judging a horse show is very subjective to the interpretation of the rules. Please keep this in mind when commenting.