1) Why stick with Evian, impress them with the Dom Perignon and not a drop spilled
2) When they won't take your boy for a test ride, nod sympathetically and say, "Well, yes, you DO need a seat to ride this boy, Bless your heart!". Yes, I am Southern and Bless your heart says it all.
That all said, I ride a big saddlebred mare and she can go so fast that I'm back at camp having a coke by the time they get half way down the trail. LOL, when they give me fits, I tell 'em I don't like to have to do CPR or use a defibrillator to jump start my horse.
When I ride one of my Arabians and they give me fits about that I just smile and keep trotting, and trotting, and trotting, and trotting.....You get my picture? LOL! And back at camp when their horses are standing on shaking legs, dripping sweat from nose to tail I trot by with my Arab who is wet only where the saddle went. Nuff said.