How weird. I never ever was told any stereotype statements. Sometime people ask me very politely how expensive it is to own a horse, but that's pretty much it. The most silly thing I've heard was from another horse owner: "you don't have to take lessons, you can ride already".
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass: it's about learning to dance in the rain..."
"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves."
"How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours."