Simon Reynolds: ‘I find sub-standard animals masquerading as top show horses particularly annoying’ *H&H VIP*

I found the recent H&H article on comparing types of show animals (showing special, 17 March), “Then and now”, extremely interesting. Tim Wiggett in particular did a great comparative assessment of the two animals he was given in each category. Some must have been difficult to critique, as we had first-season animals compared to multiple Horse of the Year Show winners — once-in-a-lifetime horses — which was a little unfair. However, it was interesting to see if and how types have changed.