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    02-13-2010, 05:25 PM
Originally Posted by Walkamile    
FlyingSoLow, that was a riot! Yup, saw the outcome right out of the starting gate! Thanks for the laugh!
It really makes me giggle, becuase he is this scruffy, healthy, athletic guy who I feel towers over me. I'm 4 foot 11 inches and go about 100lbs-105lbs on a bad day.... and I saw it coming a mile away... plus he really isn't super comfortable around them and would let them walk all over him if I let him handle them (so I don't hehe).
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    02-13-2010, 10:05 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Walkamile    
Solon, just a thought, but do you think your horse may view these guys as competition for your affection/attention? Sometimes these horses can get very jealous and territorial about owners. Maybe you could have a series of tests to go by, me thinks Solon has his own agenda!
I think so! He doesn't like it when other horses get too close in the pasture when I come to see him. It's the only time he'll run another horse off. He's the lowest on the totem pole when coming in. He just stands quietly away from everyone else until they are all gone. But if I go down there and one comes up, go after them. Like this:

    02-14-2010, 02:12 PM
Green Broke
I consider my fiancee half a cowboy. He rides bull and used to do alot of ranch work when his dad was alive, but he doesn't really fulfill the "cowboy" life style. He doesnt like horses and doesnt really know that much about cows. Only what he knows from bull riding. He hates it when I tell him he's not a cowboy lol. But he is my cowboy.
    02-14-2010, 02:15 PM
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A cowboy that doesn't like horses!! It can't be!!!

Bull riding is pretty dang intense. That qualifies to me. No argument there!
    02-14-2010, 02:33 PM
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It's my goal to get him riding the ponies with me. I think he is somehow scared. He says, abd I quote " You know a bull is going to buck. You don't know if a horse is going to buck."
    02-14-2010, 02:37 PM
Green Broke
Are you over on the BW forum? You look very familiar.
    02-14-2010, 10:03 PM
Originally Posted by FlitterBug    
My husband rode before I met him. He didn't own a horse, but he did ride others to work cows and had done so for some time. When we first met, I was still in college and renting a tiny place with 2 stalls, I had my gelding that I had for years and one "fixer-upper" horse that was a project. Of course, money was tight, but I had my horses and my dog, so life was good. I remember the first week that we were together, most guys brought me flowers, he showed up with some nice hay in his truck. Definitely better than flowers!

I knew plenty of K-Mart cowboys, my rule was always that if my horse didn't like you, you were out. He always could pick out the losers. Honestly, most of the cowboys that I know only look the part when they are actually using it. Even then, a lot of them are in baseball hats.
i wouldn't consider myself in the "cowboy" class at all... sure, I wear wranglers and boots every day, and increasingly "button up shirts," however, it's usually a dirty ole cap. Got the "cowboy hats" but they're all too clean, usually only bust out with them for some sort of "special occasion," or if I happen to be working a job dealing with cattle regularly. I did that for a while til I started picking cotton 60 miles closer to my house.

It's kind of funny because I was the one who had the horse when I met my wife. And he took to her just fine, and I actually spent a LOT of time on her old gray horse before she got to call him officially "hers." sad for her, however I knew I liked him and he'd be ok for her. Hell, I bought her the old dodge she's got (because "I HAVE TO HAVE A TRUCK!!!" even when it cost twice as much to drive? "YEEEEEEES, I DON'T CAAAAAARE!!!" ok, not QUITE like that, but it's the idea....).
    02-17-2010, 07:20 PM
Originally Posted by justsambam08    
The funniest part is theres a bar about 20 minutes from my house called the Dallas Bull, the first floor is a right out of the story books saloon type layout, complete with a mechanical bull and some sort of weird as all heck dance contest (its hilarious to watch though) and the second floor is a dance club....guess where you find all of those snakeskin boots, cowboy hats and Wrangler jeans?
You're not too far from me then. People ask me "Isn't the Dallas Bull a country bar?" I say, "well...technically, I guess it is, but all the music has been done over to a techno beat & there are a bunch of wannabe country people there!" It amazed me to see how people dressed to go to this country club...totally "city-slicker". I miss the days of my old Honky-Tonk, where people can be country, drink a longneck & dance country to actual country music! Lol

And I've been reading all the posts on this thread, and there is a song that has been playing over and over in my mind. I know I may be showing my age, but I've been hearing Conway Twitty singing:
"Don't you call him a cowboy until you see him ride cause a Stetson hat and some fancy boots don't tell you what's inside".

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