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post #21 of 71 Old 02-06-2013, 02:57 AM
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Being a tomboy, I have always found women's fashions very mystifying. I loved cowboy boots from day one, and I was born and bred in the city. I know a good thing when I see it!
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When I really think about it, I have had horses since I was 9, I'm 37 now. When I put more thought into it, I have lived in a city far more than I have in the country. I'd be rather offended if someone suggested I was not an equestrian, or even a farm girl. While I have never slaughtered an animal, I get it.

Heck I just bought cases of beer for the superbowl. I brought three cases stacked on each other to the check out, I was asked if I needed help carrying them to my car. My answer was 'no thank you, I am a farm girl'. I've never lived on a farm, but I have hauled more hay than I care to imagine, three cases of beer was nothing for my tiny 115lb frame.
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I have a question for you OP - I live in the country. I'm quite happy to roll around in horse poo and get filthy-muddy BUT I don't dress in cowboy hats or cowboy boots. In fact, when I go out, I look like a city girl. Do you dislike that as equally?

(Please note, I don't mean this in a bad way, I'm sitting here smiling in amusement! I'm partly teasing you in a friendly way, partly really curious as to your opinion!)
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Welcome BarrelRacinRami, You go girl!!

I understand what you mean.
I am pretty sure I can invision the group of people you mean.
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I don't mind seeing "city-folk" dressed as a cowgirl/boy, to me, that's just their own style of clothing.. It's when somebody who has grown up in the city, with no actual knowledge of a farm, tries to tell me how to do the job I been doing all my life.. That's when it annoys me.

Oh, you've never seen a cow in your life? Here, let me be taken away into narnia by your knowledge of how to do MY job.... No.
I milk cows, I live on a dairy farm, we raise calves, we cull animals(humanely) we breed our own beef, it's just us, it's our lifestyle, our choice, our means of survival, and I don't appreciate when somebody with no understanding of that tries to tell me otherwise. Do I go up to a lawyer and tell them they aren't following the justice system and I could do a better job? Hell to the no, no way.. So don't tell me how to do my job ;)

I ride english, you know, jodphurs, long leather boots etc.. But I do love a good pair of cowboy boots, and a nice western saddle.. Am I a wannabe if I walk around in my cowboy boots? So nah, the clothing side of it doesn't bother me.. Just the opinionated people who seem to think their way is the right way even though they don't know any of the ways
-Not that I hate opinionated people at all!! Hell, I am one.. But I can accept when my opinion isn't wanted nor correct is all :)

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To me your post comes off as you making assumptions of other people based purely on what you see. Mother always told me making assumptions only made an ass out of me and that I shouldn't do it. The truth is your assumptions are feeding your frustrations when in all honesty how much do you really know about the people you are speaking about? Try being a little more open minded when it comes to other people and you may be surprised.

And welcome to the forum. I'm new here too. :)
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Oh goodness...

I know what your talking about!

There are these girls at my school that wear cowgirl boots and always say how 'country' they are. I think one time we had a lot of rain one day so it was muddy outside and she slipped and got her jeans in some mud....she started to cry..

The true name of country is being ruined by little prissy girls....idk if I see men doing it as much at our school or area.

Another thing I kinda see is the whole equestrian fad. There were or people who would wear breeches or polo shirts with high boots and say that they were equestrians. It's like, "No...your not a equestrian, you see a horse and you literally start to pee in your pants because you are so scared."

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I just laugh stuff like that off. I remember back in the early '80s when "hunt coats and tall boots" were in fashion. I was riding english and doing HJ at the ti,e-it was one of the few times when I was fashionable LOL. Well, except that I never quite got all of the horse hair out of my tweedy jacket but in my defense I did clean the horsepoop off the soles of my field boots
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I like basic western fashion and would rather see people dressed in it than some of the other things they could be wearing.

I DO roll my eyes or chuckle when tourist season hits and fellows tip their Toby Keith type straw hats and drawl "Howdy, ma'am." Still, I'd rather that than one saying saying, "Whud up, b*****s?" which I have gotten when visiting other places.

Hope that isn't too rough. If so, I apologize.
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Originally Posted by BarrelRacinRami View Post
Okay so I just needed a place to vent about this! Has anyone else noticed the new thing is city people wearing cowboy boots and buckle belts trying to be all cowgirl! Or when people say there like farmers and stuff even though they aren't and they just wanna be! It's so annoying! Stay a city person and leave the farming to us! Ugh! If you know what I'm talking about you can vent about it here!:) it's just my ultimate biggest pet peeve ever! Hahaha.
This has been going on "since Moby Dick was a minnow"

There must be quite a few folks who don't remember or never saw the
1980's movie "Urban Cowboy" with John Travolta

Don't think that didn't set off a firestorm purchase of cowboy hats, boots, belt buckles, etc by people who previously didn't know what any of those things were.

Unless one of "them" is buying a horse and trying to keep it on the back patio, let em have their wishful moment.

By far the most dangerous and life-threatening Wannabe's are the people who not only try and dress like a biker, they actually go out and buy a big CC motorcycle and go down the road. Risking their life (generally a mid-life crisis one) and anyone in their path
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