i get it often because now i dont ride after my accident last year people assume i have compeletley reverted back to a novice and then procede to give me advice on my ponys. I dont ride anymore - not because i am scared to get back on but because i feel everything offered to me is not suitable for someone who has lost their confidence, as greatful as i am for the offer - your 17.3 hot headed hunter is not what i want to go out on a hack on. i think people group people who are novices and have lost there confidence together when in fact they are two compeletely different things. it also infuriates me when people think just because i dont ride and have 2 11 hand odd ponys i need advice on junes ridden education and i am not capable of working with them 'because how can i possibly transfer groundwork into the saddle when i dont ride'. i especially dont need advice from 11-12 year olds about this when i have been working with horses for almost 17 years.