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post #41 of 136 Old 08-14-2013, 08:48 PM
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I don't find that the barn I'm at is all that smelly - I'd have no problem living in one of the stalls! It is very clean and the paddocks are cleaned so not a whole lot of smells going on. So if you have an issue with me going on my time and spending my money dressed in my clothes at a restaurant of my choosing then oh well too bad!
If I'm smelly/sweaty/covered in poop or some other then yes I will go right home but seriously a dirt smear on otherwise clean breeches is no reason to deny myself a Starbucks or a glass of wine :P
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post #42 of 136 Old 08-14-2013, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by NorthernMama View Post
GH, can't you be proud of your dust and sweat somewhere other than on my groceries? LOL And the others that posted that you go from the barn to the store, do you at least wash up? Could you?
No, because if I don't haul my dirty grubby hard working butt straight from the combine, to the truck, to the parts store, to the grocery store and back to the field, guess what, the food that is in your grocery store would not be there.

Good honest dust, and sweat is how my husband and I try and make a living and also feed you, so yes I have little shame.
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post #43 of 136 Old 08-14-2013, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by bsms View Post

But if it wasn't that hot out & there isn't visible moisture on my shirt...maybe not. Lots of people sweat in southern Arizona just getting across the parking lot!

My jeans don't get changed. Anyone who wants to sniff my legs to check for some horse sweat will get a knee to the nose.
Maybe I just have a sensitive nose? Or are you guys washing your horse more often than I am? xD

Honestly, if I go out there and brush my horse well, I can smell horse clear up to my elbow. It takes at least one or two scrubbings to really clear that stink off. Not to mention scrubbing the grime from underneath my nails. I just can't go out in boots that have been at the BARN, because I will inevitably find a way to step in SOMETHING. And maybe I'm doing it wrong because I usually find a way to somehow brush my boobs on the horse, because my shirt will have some horse odor on it too!

That being said, horse odor + sushi dinner? Or Horse odor + anything sit down? How anyone can do that is beyond me.... Then again, like I said...maybe I just have a sensitive nose. I just remember being behind people who didn't shower after the gym or were homeless, and it honestly does nothing for me wanting to get food or stay in a line for any reason.
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post #44 of 136 Old 08-14-2013, 09:08 PM
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I like the smell of the barn and horses better than a whole lot of other things in the store! I personally cannot stand people who bathe in perfume. Makes me nauseous.
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post #45 of 136 Old 08-14-2013, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by franknbeans View Post
I personally cannot stand people who bathe in perfume. Makes me nauseous.
Same here. I have never been a fan of strong odors.

Being pregnant, Im thinking if someones barn/body odor/perfume stink makes me vomit in public, Im ruining their time same as they are ruining mine LOL
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post #46 of 136 Old 08-14-2013, 09:14 PM
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I will wear my dirty jeans, shirt and boots but I usually swap a cowboy hat for a ball cap and leave my spurs in the truck or at home if I need to run to town.
Going into another persons home I will always remove my hat and my spurs, not doing so is bad etiquette.

I have to say a friend of my husbands recently moved to TX from up here and he was thoroughly disgusted when he seen something at a little hamburger stand.
Apparently a "team roper", I put that in quotes as an indication of a wished-he-was, was eating a hamburger with his roping glove on. I think that is taking it way too far- you can't be bothered to pull a cotton string glove off your hand before you eat?

ETA: the last paragraph was not an indication of TX horse folk, just he has been absolutely mystified about how things are down there as whole and that was the latest...lol! Poor Yank.... ;)


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post #47 of 136 Old 08-14-2013, 09:15 PM
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If I'm wearing jeans and paddock boots I won't give it a second thought before I go out in public. I mean, if I literally rolled in poop or something then I'll probably go straight home, but otherwise I don't care. If I'm smelly then I'll try not to stand next to anyone, but folks can ignore any stains. Wearing breeches? That's another story. I wouldn't mind getting stares and chuckles from some random person that I don't know, but I'm always afraid that I'll run into someone. Even on a normal, well-dressed day I will usually flee upon seeing a person that I know and don't immediately enjoy talking to in a store. I leave my half chaps at the barn so the occasion doesn't really come up, but I wouldn't mind wearing them in public with my jeans.
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post #48 of 136 Old 08-14-2013, 09:25 PM
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Hmmm...stand upwind while brushing your horse? Grime under nails? That only happens if I'm working on my car. Maybe. But my nails are probably no more than 1/16th of an inch. I dunno...is that the joy of being a guy, along with not worrying about brushing my boobs against a horse? I don't tend to tromp thru horse poop, but I suspect a dab of horse poop on my boots would be less unhealthy than what a lot of folks have on their hands. I never offer to 'shake boots' with anyone, and I guess I'm just not enough of a stud that anyone wants to caress me in public.

Maybe my nose is broken, but I can wear my jeans riding 5 days in a row, and then barely smell any horse to them if I hold the pants leg next to my nose. From 6 inches, nothing. Heck, maybe Mia really DOES "glisten" instead of "sweat"! Or do my Wal-Mart $15.88 Wranglers have some smell repellant built in that breeches lack?

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post #49 of 136 Old 08-14-2013, 09:38 PM
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bsms, you're in AZ, do you not sweat? Its been between 90 and 100 degrees here in Nuevo, and Even if my legs dont smell like horse, Im not sure I could wear jeans 5 days in a row and not smell um...off. :)

I told Dh about this thread and he suggests that since Im so vision impaired, I navigate by smell and sound, and step in every hole in existance since you cant smell or hear a hole.Then again, he also claims I step in every pile of poo due to not paying attention, and horse poo is pretty smelly, so he may just be full of it! xD

Duck, why would it bother you to be seen in breeches?

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post #50 of 136 Old 08-14-2013, 09:47 PM
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Seems to me the majority of people will clean up a bit, appropriately to their destination. :) There are always exceptions, like GH who seems to think that I have to bow down in awe for providing food for me. (I'm not going any further down that road though; society is pretty big.) As for the colds, flu, and other contagions we encounter, I feel the same way about that. If everyone would take the time to wash their hands it would help a lot. Thanks to the SARS outbreak up here about a decade ago, people got well-informed about handwashing. The other exception is just as Franknbeans said; those over-perfumed folks. Uck! I avoid those people as well as much as I can. I'd sooner have the good, honest sweat and dust than the fancy pants $1000 an ounce perfume, thank you very much. We don't get too many of those here, even in "town" because a large part of the population here deals with blackflies on a regular basis, and those guys just LOVE perfumes.
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