If you were looking closely at my show pictures, you may have noticed something was missing...
Or maybe you didn't notice, because Connor has pretty wimpy feathers for a Section D once his summer coat comes in.
|Seriously? He just looks like an unkempt horse.|
I have agonized for years over whether to clip them and fit in with the sport horse crowd, or leave them and fit in with the Welsh crowd. My trainer is firmly on the sport horse side, so she was delighted when I sent her this picture:
I made sure his breeder was okay with it, and did it. I don't have my own trailer, and so haven't made it to a single breed show in the entire time I've owned him. I figure, people don't recognize him as a Section D visually anyway.
I caught some flak from Welsh people, but oh well. I think we more than made up for our lack of Welsh feather flag flying in Dressage with our actual Welsh flag flying on XC:
|Let your Welsh flag fly.|