First off I would like to thank you for making the effort to expose others to the sport.
Everyone has their own ideas of what constitutes a winning performance and each facet of the sport has different requirements and expectations.
If someone is used to foot hunting and foot trialing, horseback trialing might be something a bit different for them and might very well be seen as rewarding a different kind of performance than they would.
Many of these differences are when considering ground application, which IS different for a horseback shooting dog when compared to a foot hunting dog. Some differences also arise out of the weight that the number of finds for a particular dog is given.
In any case...you tried, and that is really all you can do.
: --Previous Message--
: You stated " ...big mistake on the
: placement of the dogs that they watched and
: these guys are not new starters , but that's
: why you can not get any new blood in the
: sport when they can see it that easy "
: If they are seasoned individuals why are
: they referenced as "new blood".
: Also you saw "some braces", I
: agree with Bill, we/you were not in the
: saddle all the time nor part of the judge's
: conversations, so to disagree that
: whole-heartedly after "some
: braces" is a little far-fetched (IMO)
: NONE of us should come away that
: disappointed only after watching a few
: Don't get me wrong, we have ALL been to
: field trials (or participated in them) where
: we come away scratching our heads...if you
: give up or don't work harder, you have
: basically given in. I won't give in.
: these guys are bird hunters and field trial
: some just not horseback shooting dog but
: they wanted to look and that's the story
: they said they saw a dog have 5 or 6 finds
: that they thought looked realy good but they
: also said they where not the judge that's
: all I know about it