I am moving my horses to a new barn. It's highly recommended and they train some of the world champion HUS horses. I love the facility and though it's not my area of riding, I'm going to be the only boarder so I'm not going to complain.
When asked what style of riding I do, to which I replied jumper, they laughed, slapped their knee and exclaimed "Well you must have some psychotic hot horses!" And they went on about having to deal with such hot horses.
I laughed along with them and said no my horses aren't hot or psychotic. They looked at me in disbelief when I said my horses normally don't bite, kick or raise a fuss, in hand or under saddle. They asked that I must have to ride them in some pretty strong bits and I replied no, both of them are ridden in French-link eggbutt snaffles. Their response? "Well you must just hang on then, can't believe you'd have any control at all with just a snaffle."
I explained that I can't speak for all jumpers but that I'd rather ride a horse I can control and have fun riding, than fight a horse the whole time and risk injury to us both.
Is it just me? Or does that sound a little biased?