As soon as someone figures out I have a horse, the immediate response is: "Oh, well you know so-and-so then. She/he is selling/breeding/buying/training/shipping her/his/their/other people's horses." Uh, no, sorry. I don't know every other person in a 200 mile radius that has an interest in horses.
My husbands nephew was telling me a story the other day about these two horses he saw in a field. He said, "I don't remember what kind they were, you know what I'm talking about. They are tall and brown."
I just looked at him and started laughing.
"Oh, you show horses, how many trophies do you have?"
Lol, yes I know you can get trophies in high up things, but when I say I only have one, they treat me like im the worst rider ever, until I explain to them that we get ribbons, where they always have the response "well, id still rather have a trophie then a ribbon".
I had a friend ask me what kind of riding I did. I told him I jumped my horse. He asked me why I would jump over my horse. Lol I had to explain that I sat on the horse while he jumped over objects.
I also had a kid ask me what kind of horse I had. I told him I had a Thoroughbred. He then replied that he understood it was a Thoroughbred, but what kind of Thoroughbred? I stared at him dumbly and he told me he had a pure bred dog. It was a Golden Retriever. He thought a Thoroughbred just meant the horse was a pure bred horse. Hilarious. His face was priceless when I explained that a Thoroughbred is a breed. Lol