This reminds me that there was a young man who visited our barn last week wirh a boarder friend (female) who looked like he was in his 20's. He was being chided by his friend for being afraid to get on a horse because he thought he would be bucked off. I spoke with him later when he came around and asked me about my mare Nessie and he told me that he rides BULLS and loves it! Says he would like to learn roping but he is afraid to get on a horse
Interesting topic, though. The men around here who ride are into western competitive sports or work ranches. I only know one gay cowboy. Female western riders outnumber males except in sport and trailriding. I don't know of any male English riders.
I grew up in Ft. Worth and had a fantasy when I was young of marrying a cowboy because I wanted to live on a working ranch. It was more about the working ranch than the type of man, though. These days if a man isn't into horses, there is no way we could ever be together since it is so much a part of my time, money, energy.