- Aug 1, 2007
I have talked to several judges kids and showmanship and I thought it was really interesting that they were all troubled about handshakes. They said that they wished there was a better way to deal with it. It's very polite that most people walk up to the judge with their calf to thank them and give them a hand shake but that it is very disruptive to their concentration while they are trying to give oral reasons for the class. I always enjoy seeing the kids be so polite but I had never really thought about what it would be like to be the judge standing out there in the middle of the ring trying to talk a class and having to stop after each calf and shake someones hand. I just thought this would be a good topic for conversation and that perhaps somebody could come up with a great alternative. I had thought about just nodding and saying thank you but you would still be interupting the judge while he is talking.