Wow! I grew up in the city for the most part other than my summers up north, I never was made fun of for riding or knowing about horses. I didn't even know up till this point that anyone considered equine as a "girly subject". I've been a rider now for a solid 15 years and a wagoner for 5. Did everyone here forget about rodeo? In my little world men are just as involved in equine as women.
I think teens today will pick on peers for however they stand out, just for the sake of discouraging an others free will to be an individual.