I guess I dont get the problem here...I WAS THE ONE WHO SAID I wanted Tim to assist me. YOU GUYS are the ones calling him a scribe. Is ANYONE questioning MY integrity? I think some of you guys would be happy to sit in a room, fart for each other, and then, based on the sniff, argue over who ate what. Ron, Id let it be. Youre not accurate in this instance. Theres no crap to dig up here. I dont have a personal issue with you. Whether youre upstanding, Daves friend or whatever, it doesnt matter. I wasnt training Tim to be yours or anyones judge, and if he chose his words as he did, thats the riff between you two, and not me. And to anyone else, do you guys REALLY think Im that naive, that I dont know whos work Im looking at much of the time? Half of the competitors that post in FB post pics of their mounts BEFORE the show...like we didnt know. Ive been doing this for almost 30 years, dont you think I know what you guys styles and work might look like? Do you realize, even though I dont claim so, or boast, just how many folks have studied with me? If any ONE of you think, for one minute, that giving someone I know a freebee ribbon is worth MY reputation, youre mistaken to say the least. I am generous with ribbons with the bottom end to support what the guy is trying to achieve, and I do my utmost best to put them all in the right order. It pains me that guys I know dont always do better, but they will. I have to call it according to the scoresheets, not my own personal likes or agendas. That should put some of this to rest. There were some issues with judging at that show, but leave ME out of it.