You know I have a friend that rode horses with all through school, even college. She made remarks like that all the time about color or whatever. She has always said stuff like that, not particularly about horses either and we are supposed to be good friends! College roommates even! I don't get it really. But after 10 plus years of knowing each other now she doesn't really keep in touch, go figure. When it comes to horse insults I think I take the cake. My dad bought me my first horse when I was in high school and he brought to where I live and my aunt let me keep it at her barn. My mothers side of the family was against it the whole time but they came around a little. Although, my aunt and her daughter would constantly tell me my horse is doing this and that and she needs to have a red ribbon in her tale because she kicks and stuff. Well turns out she NEVER kicked at all. She complained all the **** time making my horse out to be crazy! Finally I moved her to my old lesson teachers barn and she left me alone and told me I could come back, blah blah blah. Yeah right! Now I have a horse again, I sold the first one to go off to college, and I'm so happy about him but I can't share it with most of my family because they aren't supportive toward me, but they are with anyone else in the family. I think that's totally unfair! Sorry for the long post. Just venting because I feel ya when it comes to criticism:(
Horses change lives. They give our young people confidence and self esteem. They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls- they give us hope!