Not stupid at all! I knew a gal that was a neighbor- put her horse through training, nice, gentle guy. Acted great when she worked with him, til she brought him home. He wasn't terrible, but just generally acting up. She was venting about the trainer and the horse acting like a fool when she brought him home- I told her I would check out her horse and see what I thought. When I got her bridle, her bit was backwards. Flipped it around and WALLA.
... If she woulda just asked, she could have saved herself (and her horse) some undue frustration.