Yep, that happens to me all the time. The blank stare, the awkward silence, the hand shaped like a gun pointed to the temple... I get it all! I don't know any horse people outside of my barn so no one ever wants to talk about horses. Except for my dad. He isn't really a "horse person" but he likes them and he tries to be interested. I think the people I know at my barn don't even want to talk about their horses as much as I do! I'm a horse nerd.
I could talk about my horse all day if someone was willing to listen, which is why I joined the forum!
Now I sit in the living room with my family and tell them about things I am reading about on here! Even better! Horse talk about horses that aren't even mine! I'm surprised I haven't been kicked out to the barn permanently.