Why would someone say that?
My friend who has been riding with me since forever switched to gaited recently. She is leasing/showing the owner of the barn's mare, a TWH that is champagne. (Creamish coloring) Thus she gets dirty very easily. Also, the mare also has a splotch of golden coloring on her back leg that kind of looks like she rolled in...something.
The other day we were riding together when she stopped and says, "*horse's name here* is so pretty!" I smiled, agreed and went on to say, "Yeah, Rainy is too!!!" Her response? "Well, not really." I looked at her, trying to see if she was joking.
"What?" was all I could say. "Well, she's a bay and bays are boring. I mean, look at all the bays here." (The barn has a lot of bays and browns.) Still thinking she was joking, I said, "Well she's the prettiest **** bay here!" I thought joking back would make her realize that saying my horse wasn't pretty kinda made me feel bad.
"That just means she's not as ugly as all the rest of them." All I could do was trot away. I couldn't believe she said that! Why would someone say that? I feel like I'm ranting, but can someone explain why you would like its okay to insult someones horse like that? Was it wrong to feel so upset by that? When someone insults my horse, I feel like they're insulting me. Even though Rainy's really not mine, (yet) she might be mine soon, and I'm the only person who works with her, so she's kind of like mine. =[