LMBO OMG that's too funny!!
I've had similar experience, I read the book The Red Pony by John Steinbeck, and I drew the colt that they named Demon, and my uncle made fun of it so bad, he said it needed to be seen by a vet, because it was dying!!!! I almost cried!! I worked so stinkin hard on that picture, and I don't even know if I still have it anymore.
Because my husbands grandmother is afraid of horses, she has no idea what an actual pony is, she kept calling her granddaughters "horse" a horse, even though she's a PONY (hardly 14hh) and her filly a PONY :dude she's a foal: get it right. And she gets mad at me because I have plenty of equine knowledge, and she hates it when i'm right. (sorry i'v been around horses my whole life, I kinda know what the vet is going to tell you already.......if it's a problem i'v handled before). She insisted my GELDING was the father of the two "ponies" born on our farm, :facepalm: Then I had to inform her and everyone else on the farm THAT THERE IS NOTHING THERE!! HE CAN NOT REPRODUCE!!! That was a trip.
Then since one foal on born was a COLT, they wanted to keep him a STUD!! I was like no, you don't even manage the horses you got, and there is currently no money in this business, and he's a grade colt out of I don't even know what, so he isn't worth anything, but the price of being gelded. (i love my gelded colt very much, though they are upset about it).