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post #1 of 87 Old 02-17-2014, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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What's the difference between small town & city people?

So I am looking for a examples of the differences between small town/ farm people compared to city people. I would like some to be humorous.

That beautiful moment after you tickle your horse and he follows you around like a dog.
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post #2 of 87 Old 02-17-2014, 06:40 PM
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The difference... Not much. "City people" and "country people" all need food, water, shelter, love, etc.
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I was teaching a "city kid" how to ride once,.It was supposed to be a date. After he learned to saddle and what not, he watched me get on my horse, then i told him to get on his. I watched for atleast 20 minutes before finally telling him his LEFT foot went into the stirrup and maybe he should "adjust his junk" as he kept squishing it or something causing obvious pain every time he lifted his leg to the stirrup... He also was trying to ride the horse like you would drive a truck, literally using the reins like a steering wheel and asked why the face didnt have a mirror. Though funny, I quit seeing him as he asked if we could have several more riding dates.

My dad is not so much city, but knows nothing about horses and thought my old horse was severly bothered by flies and couldnt figure out the fly sheet, so he duct taped it on.

I have a really sweet bf right now, and he really wants to learn about horses (truely wants to learn) He was always raised in the country, but not around large animals. One day I went out to put the fly mask on and he thought I was trying to blindfold my horse. I covered his eyes with it and he was amazed it was see through. That is actually common in our area, when "city folk" come around they always want to know why the horses are blind folded.
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Well I come from a very rural community and recently moved up to a city area.

Where I used to live was very polite, help others, get your work done and if your in a store and see a mess you clean it up, don't leave it for the employees because they've got work to do at home too sort of place. Recently I was at the store and saw a mess. I walked up to an employee and asked for paper towels, they gave me some and soon gathered around and started hyperventilating that a customer was cleaning up a mess. They couldn't quite grasp the idea of communal work. haha

Another time I had some trail riders get lost and end up on my street (in the city lol) I had them put their horses in my backyard and rest up for a bit while I showed them directions. My neighbors almost had a cow! lol
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post #6 of 87 Old 02-17-2014, 07:07 PM
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I grew up in the city. We now live in the country. So I've experienced both "worlds".

Small town or country folk are more friendly but can also be too nosey. Every one knows or wants to know the juicy details of everything. It's hard to sneeze without someone calling to say "Bless you". They are more willing to help out in times of need without expecting something in return.

In the city, no one seems to care who their neighbors are. It didn't used to be that way but it is now. Trying to get someone to help is like pulling teeth.

When we lived in the city, I went over to our neighbors to tell them that they left the light on in their vehicle, I didn't even get a thanks. Just a slammed door in my face.

It's funny when city folk get "concerned" because a horse is laying on the ground. "OMG! What's wrong with it? You should call someone!" Really? Horses do sleep laying down.
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People who live in cities have no more idea what country life is like than country folk have about living in a big city
Its a lifestyle choice.
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Hand gestures. I'll get a wave in the country and a finger in the city
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Originally Posted by jaydee View Post
People who live in cities have no more idea what country life is like than country folk have about living in a big city
Its a lifestyle choice.
Also, living in the country doesn't mean your "country" or living in the city doesn't make you "city".

Not everyone in the "country" is as friendly as everyone makes them out to be. Nor is everyone in the "city" as rude as people make them out to be. My neighbors are very friendly. My girlfriend mother will rent a airator for the lawn and due ALL her neighbors lawns also. During the hurricane people were pouring out from all over to help aide their neighbors, strangers or friends. I frequently go out of my way to help people. There are good people and bad people EVERYWHERE.
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While I think people are country or city people, I don't think it's because they live in one place or another, if that makes sense. They just grow up to be the way they are.

I've noticed that city people do tend to be more standoffish or rude in consumer areas, aka the grocery store...to the cashier. They also are the ones that request plastic many times.

Country folk are usually friendly, but sometimes they lose their temper too and come off extremely rude. They seem to like paper more. Oh, and they're the ones that come in smelling like...ahh...pigs. Ick.

I have a friend that would be considered a city girl. She rides with me and my best friend, who I would consider more country people. She has been riding for years but still has beginner tendencies. First of all, she has this thing where she always falls off. And I have absolutely no idea how. She'll just fall off. She's a great sport about it and is fearless, so points there, but she just doesn't...I don't know...click with it? She also has unrealistic ideas about horses still. The horses can stay in the trailer parked for hours. She forgets horses can slip on ice. She wants to gallop out on the trails ALL THE TIME. And every time we get to a somewhat steep hill or creek bank, she freaks out. And she always thinks we're going to get lost when I know the trails fairly well...though this is probably because my BFF and I got lost out on the trails at night once and she heard about it...long story...

If you're like me, a country person, though not on the extreme end of the spectrum, you probably enjoy quietness outside with lots of scenery and no traffic or people. I dislike cities because they are noisy and there are too many people. I like the solitude. I can clean up well, but 99.9% of the time I'm in cowboy boots. My podiatrist told me to nix the cowboy boots - I won't. My dermatologist gave me acne medication and told me to stay out of the sun. Not going to happen. You'll never catch me in heels, crowds give me a headache, I'm uncomfortable in formal attire, and I don't care for being proper, just genuine.

I feel like city people have more "modern" things and décor, while country folk tend to be more "country" in their selections lol.

I could go on, but I can't think of anything off the top of my head right now.
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