Oh boy, unfortunately- I believe this is just one of those things that will happen. People want to help people, or atleast pretend to, it's just the way it is. It's even more intense with horse people... It kind of reminds me of being pregnant & EVERYONE having advice.
It still happens to me, especially with my old trainer, my aunt, & my grandmother.. & I haven't had my horses at their place, for 5 years haha. Yet still, if I'm doing something new, or have a new horse in- the advice flows.
Don't let it dishearten you, most people mean no harm, it's just people feel as if they know something they should share..
At the same time, I wouldn't accept it or even be polite about it if it came off rude or was dangerous advice. However, if they are being kind, I just nod, smile, & say thank you. Wen it comes to touching your horse, I would ask that to not continue tho.
For the most part, when someone is new to horses, it seems as if it's par for the course to deal with all the unasked advice, no matter how annoying it is. Sometimes, they are genuinely trying to help, & sometimes they are giving good advice or making you realize something you didn't notice.
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