Oh my favorites: "All you do is sit there" and "Horseback riding isn't a sport." Really? Than why don't you get on an unpredictable 1200lb animal and get back to me when it doesn't go well?
I do have to say there are some things I let slide, like the whole "what is that smell" or anything to do with smell really. Because honestly, I don't know how I
tolerate the smell
because there are those times where it has actually bothered me, which is surprising. Also, other things from non-horsey people that I have gotten don't tend to bother me. If they truly don't seem to understand it, then I am more than happy to explain it to them. But stupid comments like "all you do is sit there." Prompt me to explain that I do more than "sit there." Ugh! It's like me saying that in soccer all you do is kick a ball, and my best friend has played soccer since she could walk and I've seen bruises, games, and heard stories enough to know that you don't just kick a ball.
I recently had someone in my group of friends say that he doesn't understand how horseback riding is in the Olympics. I was just like
and promptly gave him the evil eye. Let me tell you why it is
and why some "sports" in the Olympics should not be in the Olympics, like for example badminton? Table tennis? Come on, let's get real. They're fun to do, but it just drives me nuts that everything has to be an Olympic sport now. But that's a rant for another time!
My mom's life-long friend that she met in Germany and her daughter are coming in either September or October and I just can't wait to get the slew of comments from them, lol! I know I can expect it like once or twice. I'm also hoping to be owning a horse by then. But I am excited that they're coming because they're so nice and were very hospitable when we went to visit for a few days.