My fiance's dad bought me a breastplate/martingale for Christmas, and nobody else in his family had any idea what it was. Everyone got really quiet as I held up this mess of leather and metal rings and they were like, what is it? I said "It's my new breastplate!" "A new WHAT!?"
So of course, my fiance puts it on to demonstrate how the horse wears it...everyone is still confused. My little brother goes "Well, at least you know you can use it on him!" My future mother-in-law was not amused by that comment hahaha.