Re: Grr! Why do people turn so bitchy sometimes?
People have this image of a cob pulling a cart, and just can't get it out of their head, when in fact a cob can turn its hoof to pretty much anything, and as they're so intelligent they pick things up really easily as well.
You can tell I love cobs, can't you haha ??
I've had my old girl, an Irish cob, for something like 12 years now, and she's my horse of a lifetime - ok, not so hot at dressage, but she was an amazing jumper (retired now) and had a turn of speed that would leave a lot of others behind if we were out hacking together and had a gallop over a field.
And the pony club thing - sounds like the well known "pony club mother" to me - I think they've spent such a lot of money on their little darlings well bred pony, they're terrified that some other child on a common cob will come along and show them all up, which of course very often happens!!
I know it's difficult to ignore them, but whatever you do, please carry on enjoying being with your pony, it sounds like you get on really well together :o)