Example: riding in a group lesson, once finished a lady commented on my horses 'tiny pony strides' and how it was 'so cute'. Hey lady, my horse isn't a pony! And those 'pony strides' are the product of six months of hard work teaching him to COLLECT, COLLECT, COLLECT. Yes, we got an astounding 9 strides in the 6 stride line of poles but 6-8 months ago we would've gotten 5 flat, no option of 'collection' offered.
Clearly I can laugh it off now, and she obviously didn't have any bad intentions, but it makes me wish I could just brag about his progress instead of biting my tongue and saying 'yeah, he's cute isn't he!'