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post #71 of 132 Old 09-18-2013, 02:34 PM
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My farrier is 70 something years old but all I can think of is all the aches and pains you'd have to hear about on a daily basis....

And as far as free shoes go... hopefully they aren't like mechanics... Did you ever see a mechanics car?!


Having always kept unshod horses I don't deal with farriers (and they don't like me and my horses being around their customers ) and I trim my own anyway, but over half of the trimmers I know are women all under 40. Might just be me , but I don't see anything in that job makes someone "attractive" (even though most of the girls still look good).
You might not fully appreciate how correct you are about the aches and pains . Mostly the back. I've seen people give up trimming all but their own horses because of back problems. I rarely do the feet on a horse that's not mine, but will help out someone who's in need of it. I've only got the one back and I need it to last a lot more years. That's why my horses are taught to stand nicely and pick up their feet for me while I sit on a stool and do the trimming . My older mare can almost put her front feet on the stand for me, but she tends to knock it down when she does. Still, I praise her for trying .

They're always going to be bigger and stronger so you better always be smarter. (One of my grandfather's many pearls of wisdom)
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My farrier is 70 something years old but all I can think of is all the aches and pains you'd have to hear about on a daily basis....

And as far as free shoes go... hopefully they aren't like mechanics... Did you ever see a mechanics car?!


My boyfriend is a mechanic...his car is always in tip-top shape. With all the hours he works, somehow he manages to maintain that ugly thing.
It's a shame!
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Well, there's your answer. Hollywood "cowboys"
Sam Elliott, Tom Selleck, Lee Majors, Lou Diamond Phillips, but you've really limited yourself. Go the gusto we might as well through in some people who did a lot more of it than those guys.
James Gardner, Gregory Peck, Chuck Connors, Richard Boone, Jack Palance, Burt Lancaster, even a young Clint Eastwood and many more.

There were some good actors, but a far cry for a cowboy
smrobs and boots like this.

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A cowboy comes home late and smells bad when he gets there. Many of them around here (sorry guys from this thread) are butt-holes in one way or another. They are either so egotistical and chauvinistic that they simply can't tolerate a woman who can handle her own horse (those men are also generally in love with the idea of being a cowboy LOL) or they are obsessed with the job itself...
Could be some truth to that - I don't know any actual cowboys myself, just a few of the pretend sort. But one of my riding companions did remark that I was the only guy she'd ever met who had the cojones to not only go trail riding & camping with a bunch of women, but accept that they were all better/more experienced horsepeople.

PS: And these days I make my living doing software engineering, about as far from cowboying as one can get
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I used to love the idea of it, then I dated a "cowboy". Did jr rodeo, barrel raced, had a horse, knew how to rope, rode bulls. I could care less now. I rode his horse more than him, rode better than him, he never stayed on a bull in the 2 years we dated, and well I realized the problem with my idea of a cowboy. There's no real cowboys in Indiana.
Now I'll take the simple country boy who doesn't know a thing about horses but likes them, plus my horse likes to pick on him.
Maybe if I lived where there were ranches around...
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Did you guys see that cowboy on American Ninja Warrior?
THAT was a real, seemingly sweet, good lookin cowboy! His little family was soo cute, I was rooting for him!
Unfortunately he was too short to make the wall shimmy jump thing, maybe next year.

You can get a lot further with a ladder than you can with crutches!!
What do you mean what do I mean?
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Did you guys see that cowboy on American Ninja Warrior?
THAT was a real, seemingly sweet, good lookin cowboy! His little family was soo cute, I was rooting for him!
Unfortunately he was too short to make the wall shimmy jump thing, maybe next year.
I remember him...
Saw him qualify, but haven't kept up with the final rounds. Too bad he didn't make it.
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so its the Hollywood cowboys!
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Some Hollywood Cowboys for the ladies

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Well, here's the deal,

You're a young guy, so I sense what you're really asking is "If I'm a cowboy, will girls like me?" Here's the trick.

Girls and women are not a monolith, and that's a good thing. You'd be surprised how many guys out there can't get that through their heads. Girls are people just like boys are people, and lots of different people like lots of different things. No matter what kind of guy you are, nerd, business guy, lawyer, cowboy, surfer, fireman, sports fan etc, there's a girl out there that probably thinks that's hot. Which is awesome.

If you're trying to find your identity and think "Guy who likes horses and rides" might fit into that identity enough to claim some sort of "cowboy" cred. Here's what you should keep in mind.

Girls have a fantasy about cowboys, and boys have a fantasy about cowboys. It is not wise to confuse the two and become the boys fantasy about cowboys.

Here's the difference. These are the things that are good about cowboys that most women I've met would agree are swoon-worthy qualities.

Integrity- A cowboys does what he says he's going to do and he does it with a sense of honor. A cowboy keeps his word.

Humility- A cowboy knows every once in a while a horse can and will put him in the dirt. These things happen so it's best to accept such faults and do your best in spite of them.

Work Ethic- Cowboys don't whine about things being difficult. They get the job done, no matter what that job takes.

Chivalry- Cowboys talk nice to their mamas, and don't mind opening the occasional door for a lady.

Manners- Cowboys know how to say , "Yes ma'am" and make it sound charming.

Care- Cowboys care for others, whether its the animals they work with or the people who are around them. Cowboys are there to help.

Resourcefulness- Give him a roll of duct tape and a stick, and then watch in awe.

Confidence- A cowboy never looks at his shoes and says, "Well, I don't know, I guess so."

If you asked me what was sexy about the cowboy mystique, that would be it, combined with a fantasy about a man that can cook over open fire while camping and going riding with me.

The problem is, the image of cowboys through the male lens is much different. It's rough and tough and no holds barred. Shoot em first, ask questions later, and get back in the kitchen and bring me a sammich, little lady. (Yeah, no.)

That's why you get these "cowboys" who are all cocky and full of it thinking that they're being some male fantasy come to life. They just chose the wrong fantasy, and now they're jerks. Don't be that guy.

I see nothing wrong in trying to find an identity though and attempting to parse out the goals of how to conduct yourself from the good that comes from that identity.

I'm all for it. Yay cowboys!
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