The last hour was absolutely horrible, and I would love to tell everyone about it. I am a horse person. I own my own horse and am the only boarder at a small redneck/country barn. I have boarded there for a little over 4 years and have had small issues with the barn owner every once in a while but nothing major. Today he went too far. He has a habit of having days where he just wants to be right and take out everything on someone else, who always happens to be me. He is a 69 year old guy who has VERY different ideas of horse care, riding, and horse breeds than I do. I ALWAYS respect his way of doing things and riding, I may not agree but I nod and say Yes Mr. X. So basically I get over it, and move on. However Mr. X is always insulting me, my way of riding (English, he rides western), my horse (Anglo-Arabian), and most everything he can find to dig me about. For the most part I ignore it, or argue weakly which is NOT my personality (LOUD and OPINIATED) but I realize that you cant argue with stupidity and ignorance and expect to win. Well today Mr. X started off talking about selling this one horse of his, a 2 year old paint filly that he has turned into a Pocket Horse. For those who dont know what that is a Pocket Horse is the most dangerous type of horse IMO; they are a horse to does not respect personal space or boundaries due to lenient handling and lack of manners. I personally HATE this horse, she gets right into my space and frankly I dont like that abut am forced to mess with her since Mr. X leaves her to run the barn isle during the day and I have to move her (back to her stall) to lead my horse in the barn. She has also already proven to be dangerous; she double barreled (Kicked with both feet) Mr. X in the chest breaking 3 ribs. Yet in his eyes she can do no wrong. Anyway, so we are talking about him selling her and somehow get onto the topic of Pleasure classes (which I also dont like) and from there it goes on to how I ride (English) and how pointless and stupid it is, and how I am always on the wrong lead (Ironically, pointed out by a saddle seat rider...no offence intended. Also my gelding is 4...I JUST started doing leads with him 2 months ago, before that I was rebuilding my confidence on him as he had tossed me when I first got on him and destroyed said confidence. ), how I cant ride worth a crap (10 years of professional lessons and the fact that I can stay on a 2-4 year old Anglo-Arab say otherwise.), and how I dont know what I am talking about (which he states quite a bit). And about how hard barrel racing is (his OLD hobby) and how I could never do anything like that on my gelding, with my skill. And how much better western is than English and how I am always in my horses mouth (Which if I can deny anything to a T this is 100% NOT true, I have incredibly soft hands and my horses mouth is butter.). Well this is all quickly upsetting me, which is hard to do as I am a calm and easy going person who can handle most anything some angry old man can throw at them. For some reason he hit all the right/wrong notes and as we are driving away I just bawl my eyes out, I know he is wrong and just being a jerk but it still hurts. I know I can ride; I know I ride ½ decently. I have ridden western in the past and think it is wrong for me but others may like it. He just cant respect my way of doing things and frankly I am tired of it. I am finally ready to move to a new barn, this barn owner has simply gone too far this time. I am darn tired of dealing with all his crud and disrespect. I wonder if I am just being a sensitive baby. What do yall think of this?