There's a couple not-nice people I used to ride with that take it upon themselves to make a comment('oh, your lead rope is different!' or 'oh, that's not the Clinton lead rope. I like the Clinton lead rope.' 'You aren't going to USE that stud chain, are you?'). I'm just insanely anal, and worry about EVERY LITTLE THING.
We're saddleseat people, and the people I'm showing against like to give newcomers the eye. Luckily I'm training under the lady who almost ALWAYS wins.
My silver browband is a little chipped, too! Oops! :P