Yes, I didn't care for the "Your horse is cute for a bay" comment either. The way I see it is, if you really love horses, you don't care what they look like, its about their soul.
And how, exactly, are we supposed to know a horse's "soul" based off of one picture?
So...what, nobody is allowed to have preferences and state those preferences? Everyone is just supposed to spew rainbow unicorn farts out of their mouths about "ZOMG, your horse is so bootiful!!!!" even if they don't agree with it?
If you let someone else's stinky opinion of your horse effect you so deeply, then perhaps it's your
problem, not theirs.
Also, anyone who truly loves horses realizes that not all of them are beautiful, inside and out. Some have an amazing look, some have an amazing mind, others are just downright ugly in every way. Recognizing and stating that a horse isn't physically attractive to me
doesn't make me any less of a horse lover.
I have a couple of ugly horses, I'm not ashamed to say that they're ugly, and I don't love them any less than my "beautiful" horses.