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    02-02-2010, 10:33 PM
  #21
Weanling
I was at a 'cowboy bar' once with a friend, and we'd been to a tack shop earlier and the hoof pick I'd bought I stuck in my purse. A poser had come over talking his smack and was sitting there.

I was digging for something in my purse and had stuff piled on the table, hoofpick included and this poser points to it and asks me "what's that?"

LOLwe told him to just move along and go find himself a buckle bunny
     
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    02-02-2010, 10:48 PM
  #22
Yearling
Hell no! God I find that so stupid and screwed up I just want to slam them to the ground and drive my spur into there necks. Yes grusome but I want to do it to alot of people.
     
    02-02-2010, 10:50 PM
  #23
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Originally Posted by Tasia    
hell no! God I find that so stupid and screwed up I just want to slam them to the ground and drive my spur into there necks. Yes grusome but I want to do it to alot of people.
I'm so glad I'm not the only one with anger problems here, lol
     
    02-03-2010, 01:49 AM
  #24
Yearling
I actually thought this was pretty funny because my nephews are big in the cowboy look! The 10 year old is actually interested in horses (actually he said he prefers mules). The younger three (7,6, and 5), I'm not so sure, they liked to be lead on the pony when I had her, but never really showed an interest in 'learning' to ride. Two are very facinated w/ bulls, one wants to be a bull rider, although the other day he told me he wanted to get a bull and take it to the rodeo, I had to explain that the bulls are supplied, you don't bring your own.

Anyway why it was so funny, one of them has been abit intimidated by the big horse(s) (although he's getting over that) and told me one day he didn't want to 'be' a cowboy, he just wanted to dress like one! This was after sitting on the horse for a second, he got scared and wanted down.

As for how I feel about it, personally I don't think it would bother me, not sure I find the cowboy look 'attractive', it's not unattractive, but it's not something I really think about. Atleast this guy was honest, that's alot better then someone really playing it up and 'pretending'(that would bother me).
     
    02-03-2010, 02:30 AM
  #25
Super Moderator
I do not like the cowboy look at all. It's more attractive when they actually ride horses and do "cowboy"-ly things, but give me a classy, pulled-together looking, cute boy and I'd choose him over any kind of "cowboy" any day. Maybe I'm just weird like that but cowboy hats and boots just aren't attractive to me.

My town is full of fake cowboys, maybe that's what has put me off of any type of cowboy, I dunno. They don't even try to hide that they're fake, it's rather disgusting. And then when I mention horses, they try to impress me with stories such as how their best friends horse would run to said best friend and how amazing it was. Sorry guys, that's not impressive.
     
    02-03-2010, 02:48 AM
  #26
Showing
I love the cowboy look, it's what I grew up with and it makes me feel comfortable. However, there is a particular kind of cowboy look that is acceptable and the rest aren't IMHO. So many women, especially down here in the "city" see a hat, button up shirt, and boots and automatically assume he must be a cowboy. I am more accepting of some people than I am of others. There is a guy that I am kinda dating right now that dresses the part but doesn't know anything about horses or cowboying. However, he doesn't try to act like he does and he looks mighty good in the getup. He wants so bad to learn about horses and that "life" so I have agreed to teach him some. That is much more acceptable than someone like him who tries to be a know-it-all.

There is one type that I readily avoid even if they are riding and roping. Those guys that have the black felt or palmleaf hats with a 6 inch brim and it is pressed straight up against the crown on both sides with an eagle feather sticking out the back (it looks like a nasty taco), the brightly colored knee-high boots with the underrun heels that they wear with their jeans tucked inside, are always either wearing their chinks or their batwing chaps regardless of temperature or where they are riding, and the rock grinder jingle-bob spurs. I have found that those guys are even bigger posers than the city boys. They have enough experience that they can convince an unknowing woman that they are a "cowboy" but those of us who know better want to puke whenever we see them. Give me a guy that dresses like George Strait any day.

If you ever see a man wearing all of the following garb, the best course of action is to run far away as fast as you can.
These boots+ these spurs+ batwing chaps+ big taco hats = RUN AWAY!!!!
     
    02-03-2010, 05:07 PM
  #27
Yearling
LOL smrobs! This thread reminds me of a story my coach told me once...
She was dating this cop and he was big into western wear.. whatever. They were going to go out for lunch after she fed the horses, so he stopped at the barn with her. She walked in and he stood outside the door, and she asked if he was coming in. He said "heak no, these cowboy boots cost me $300 and I'm not getting them dirty!"

She dumped him soon after.
     
    02-03-2010, 05:15 PM
  #28
Trained
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Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj    
I think that's why the wannabe cowboy's bother me - it speaks volumes about a man's personality that he would pretend to be something he's not just to get laid.
Any man that won't doesn't want it bad enough!!!
     
    02-03-2010, 05:24 PM
  #29
Trained
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Originally Posted by smrobs    

If you ever see a man wearing all of the following garb, the best course of action is to run far away as fast as you can.
These boots+ these spurs+ batwing chaps+ big taco hats = RUN AWAY!!!!
That's not entirely true. There are men that cowboy for a living and are very comfortable in thier "uniform". They don't think about taking thier spurs off when they go to the store because they still have work to do. The taco hats is a regional fad and the sad fact is sometimes if you want to be taken seriosly you have to dress the part. Now if you see a man in the above gear and it is all brand new then RUN but if it is worn but well maintained then the chances are you have run into the ellusive southwestern cowboy. Take a picture but keep your distance they may not smell good and they have been known to chase women.
     
    02-03-2010, 06:11 PM
  #30
Weanling
I once repaired a roof for my neighbour and he told another neighbour that I was a bit of a cowboy compliment or insult?[i think I already know the answer]
     

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