haha this 'they will laugh' thing brings back GREAT memorys! my first horse was a little TB. the first time we went into the ring, you know what score we got? 40%.... how could you get lower then 40%???? but everyone in my barn kept me enjoying showing because we would all go out for dinner after and have a great time, they are like family :). the first year of me and my horse showing i was pretty much the laughing stock, and 'loser' of the shows, lol. i was actually really young, and i owe a lot to my mom and my trainer. they told me to keep going... you know what?> the next year we got first and second place throughout all the shows we went too! and we were at a higher level! haha
personally, i think one of the funniest things to do is prove everybody who laughs wrong, i dont think they would laugh at your horse, and i think you should show, and if they do laugh? well, you can be sure you have something they dont have... a horse you love, and a horse that means more to you then any show or ribbons.......OR, you could just take that person out back and give 'em the ol' one two.lol. but i would love to see pictures when you guys do show!!! your hrose is adorable!
If there are no horses in heaven... im not going.