Yet another thread on the same subject....
I'm NEVER annoyed by NON-horsey people asking questions or even making statements, simply because I do understand they don't know. I'm sure I'd sound equally stupid if I ask questions about, say, lacrosse or football (both discipline I have no knowledge about at all). I'm also always very happy to answer/explain. As long as people don't count my money and don't tell me how I have to spend them why should I be annoyed or offended? Asking questions is how we learn.
"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."