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    08-19-2013, 09:12 PM
  #91
Weanling
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Originally Posted by demonwolfmoon    
lolz that's what I was getting at with the PS, I just didnt wanna SAY IT ;)

There is so much attitude crammed into one post, I just couldn't take it lying down!

And how many horse people also wear camo? Not me but sheesh....

Ets: I see nothing wrong with clean riding clothes or even buttless chaps with no pants as long as a) we can't see the goods and b) the person doesn't smell like a zoo. But then again, Im from SoCal. You know we are all liberal, tree loving hippies 'round here, right? ;)

Rofl round these parts peoples underwears are camo lol. But I get what your saying, I can't stand people who smell like BO
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    08-19-2013, 09:14 PM
  #92
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I guess I havent ever even gave it a second thought. I usually am not THAT dirty, but even if I am, meh. I think I get the most glances after a bareback ride, when I have my horse and all of his hair and sweat imprinted on my butt, and I smell more horseish than ever. But hey, I don't care. Living in the middle of Western land does me no favours with my breeches and tall boots, and I say the weirdest looks I get are actually from cowboys. If I have the time and want to Ill shower and change but if not, I wouldnt even give it another thought. Plus, my riding clothes are exceptionally comfortable
     
    08-19-2013, 11:33 PM
  #93
Foal
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Originally Posted by demonwolfmoon    
My flip flops are better than most peoples shat upon boots, and if Im going to a restaurant that doesn't say "taco Bell" on the front, I reserve the right as a pregnant woman to vomit all over your clean boots from the odor wafting from your smelly clothes.
Hehehe I'm not worried about you vomiting on my smelly self, you're only going to be pregnant for about 9 months. It's only fair if non-pregnant people also get to vomit on your flip flops and stinky feet. Did you know they sweat 2 cups per day?
But seriously, don't get mad at smelly people. You don't have to love the way every stranger smells.
     
    08-20-2013, 02:22 PM
  #94
Weanling
I don't see what the big deal is. You have to be pretty close to smell horse on my breeches and boots, and maybe I don't want strangers that close to me? People smell all kinds of unpleasant ways in public anyway. I'm terribly allergic to synthetic fragrance and I can't require people not to wear it around me. People can deal with some horsey smell.
     
    08-20-2013, 02:32 PM
  #95
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Viranh    
I don't see what the big deal is. You have to be pretty close to smell horse on my breeches and boots, and maybe I don't want strangers that close to me? People smell all kinds of unpleasant ways in public anyway. I'm terribly allergic to synthetic fragrance and I can't require people not to wear it around me. People can deal with some horsey smell.
Sorry, next in line at Walmart is close enough to smell terrible BO. I don't think many people can honestly say they have NEVER smelled that?

Barn funk on the feet, maybe not unless you stepped in a fresh pile, since that's pretty far from anyone's nose. Same thing with my alleged stinky feet from wearing flip flops...

I guess I'm just more conscientious with respect to my grooming.... *shrug*. I just feel like if someone is dirty, they should probably clean up. Obviously, not everyone agrees....
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    08-20-2013, 02:38 PM
  #96
Showing
Demon, it's one thing if someone leaves their house smelling like they rolled in the manure pile. They had the chance to primp but just didn't bother.

It's a whole other thing if a person just happens to stop in a store on their way home from whatever they happened to be doing at the time.

You consider it rude to go into a store smelling like a horse.

I think it's rather rude for others to judge a person for not wasting gas to go home and change/clean up just to make a quick wal-mart or grocery store run.
     
    08-20-2013, 02:48 PM
  #97
Yearling
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Originally Posted by smrobs    
Demon, it's one thing if someone leaves their house smelling like they rolled in the manure pile. They had the chance to primp but just didn't bother.

It's a whole other thing if a person just happens to stop in a store on their way home from whatever they happened to be doing at the time.

You consider it rude to go into a store smelling like a horse.

I think it's rather rude for others to judge a person for not wasting gas to go home and change/clean up just to make a quick wal-mart or grocery store run.
Smrobs, I always brought a change of shoes and sweater when I had to go out to the barn. I also don't want to waste gas (At nearly $4 a gallon, who does! Yeesh!), but at the same time, switching to flip flops from poop boots, because I always find that fresh pile, and changing the sweater with horse hair covering the sleeves takes two seconds. I may not smell like roses, but I can go to walmart, Del Taco, wherever and know it's not a problem.

People on this thread may not like it, but it's the truth....if it's straight from the gym, covered in sweat, or straight covered in filth and horse hair, it really sucks for the people around you if the odor carries. If you don't care, you don't care, it's that simple. *shrug*

PS. My mom is one of those people that goes outside smelling like a perfume store. I don't hold back with her either. Clearly, that hasn't changed her opinion yet, I don't really expect you to change yours. But understanding goes a LONG WAY.
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    08-20-2013, 02:55 PM
  #98
Trained
Demon-what about a homeless person-do you judge them too because they may not be clean or odor free to your standards? There are so many other things in life to worry about. I find it much worse when someone is behind me in line coughing all over, but these things are the risk we take when we go out in public.

I also find it pretty presumptuous for you to think we have all stepped in a fresh pile and do not have the common sense to wipe our feet off prior to entering the store. Changing your shoes is not necessary, IMO. I don't get in my car with a fresh pile on my shoes whether it is dog, horse or whatever.....So I certainly wouldn't go in a store. I doubt most here would. My guess is that you are exaggerating a bit thinking that will make your point. Doesn't work with me.
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    08-20-2013, 03:01 PM
  #99
Yearling
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Originally Posted by franknbeans    
Demon-what about a homeless person-do you judge them too because they may not be clean or odor free to your standards? There are so many other things in life to worry about. I find it much worse when someone is behind me in line coughing all over, but these things are the risk we take when we go out in public.

I also find it pretty presumptuous for you to think we have all stepped in a fresh pile and do not have the common sense to wipe our feet off prior to entering the store. Changing your shoes is not necessary, IMO. I don't get in my car with a fresh pile on my shoes whether it is dog, horse or whatever.....So I certainly wouldn't go in a store. I doubt most here would. My guess is that you are exaggerating a bit thinking that will make your point. Doesn't work with me.
Nope, I wasnt, when I step in a pile, It always gets on the sides, which is why I had boots just for the barn. That plus mud. Hubby disapproves when I track horse crap into the car, mine or his. Horse crap and car heater don't mix. So I adapted.

But Im totally glad it didnt fly with you. Wheres the applause icon?
     
    08-20-2013, 03:41 PM
  #100
Yearling
My employer allows us to wear jeans M-F, with Friday being sweatshirts and t-shirts.

In my effort to be efficient and maximize my barn time afterwork, I wore my favorite riding jeans (cleaned, just out of the washer) and riding boots to work one day.

I "cleaned" my boots up by making sure no debris was stuck in the tread or along the seam of the sole. I also applied a fresh coat of saddle soap to them.

Here is what I learned that day.

If you ride bareback without a pad in 90 degree weather and your horse sweats through your jeans, that stain doesn't necessarily wash out in All Temperature Cheer.

No amount of spit and polish on your boots will remove the smell. They may look good, but they will still smell like a stall.

You will first realize these two truths during an executive meeting when the president of the company questions the odor he keeps smelling and when you get up to fetch a bottle of water and someone (who has no tact to begin with) asks why your bum and inside seam is a darker shade than the jeans.

There is a rumor that HR will now update our corporate dress code to read something like, "all clothing worn to work must be for the sole purpose of work and not extracurricular activities."

I work with a bunch of funny executives.

Further lesson learned: don't get dress in a dimly lit closet so you don't disturb your still sleeping husband by turning the lights on.
     

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