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post #81 of 132 Old 09-18-2013, 11:17 PM
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post #82 of 132 Old 09-19-2013, 12:43 AM
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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."
Those are older myths that got there start with the old dime novels of late 1800's. Later enhanced and perpetuated by Hollywood (Hurray for Hollywood ). Today people are so in love with those myths that they believe them as fact. The truth is far less glamorous and if you scratch the surface too hard you'll find that most of it is pretty ugly.

Billy the Kid was a cowboy as were most of the outlaws of the old west. The losing side at the gunfight at the OK coral were cowboys. Virtual all the men who rustled cattle and stole horses 100+ years ago were cowboys. They lied, cheated, stole, committed murder, raped, etc.... on a scale that was far greater than men from other professions. Probably as the result of living a life with fewer restrictions and more independence.

The dime novels made them glamorous. Hollywood immortalized them. Today people would rather accept the myth than research the facts (but that's true about most of our history).

In truth the cowboy has no more integrity, humility, resourcefulness, work ethic, manners, etc, etc, etc...... than any one else from hundreds of other unrelated occupations (in many cases probably less). Even Hollywood has portrait them in a less favorable light, but done it in ways that people still manage to envision as noble .

It benefits the "modern" show cowboys to promote this myth, because it somehow ennobles them in the eyes of many since most aren't informed enough to know that it's a myth created to sell a product to the masses.

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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^ cool! the only thing I can add is the whole monolith thing applies to men , too. I mean , I think they are actually individual human beings, too, At least I've been told that.
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^ cool! the only thing I can add is the whole monolith thing applies to men , too. I mean , I think they are actually individual human beings, too, At least I've been told that.
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Anyone wanting to see a really sexy video of cowboys, go to You Tube Dolly Parton "Why'd You Come In Here Looking Like That?" There are 2 versions.

And yes, I love cowboys, years ago, I had a job and all us office ladies were talking about how we liked our men to dress. most said a 3 piece vested suit. I said a pair of tight wranglers,western shirt, boots, and hat. They laughed at me!!
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I once lived in a small town (Alvin, TX) that had 3 hot Vets who looked identical to George Strait, and one even loaded my horse feed into my truck for me.
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Those are older myths that got there start with the old dime novels of late 1800's. Later enhanced and perpetuated by Hollywood (Hurray for Hollywood ). Today people are so in love with those myths that they believe them as fact. The truth is far less glamorous and if you scratch the surface too hard you'll find that most of it is pretty ugly.
That's why I referred to it as a fantasy of cowboys. But there's nothing wrong with figuring out what is appealing about a fantasy and applying that to your life. Heck, I'm the embodiment of the sexy librarian. That didn't happen on accident.

I think if our young cowboy here strove toward those ideals, he'd end up a pretty fantastic and amazing guy.

If a girl wandered onto a ranch looking for a "cowboy" hoping she'd find someone with those ideals, you're right, she may end up disappointed, sadly.
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I think that the idea of integrity, kindness, etc. is the ideal for all men. Even if a man is nice to look at, he needs to have those values as well, cowboy or not.

Years ago, I used to date a man that was too citified. He came to pick me up to go to dinner, but I wasn't ready because my horse got out. He stood there in his fancy clothes and watched me fix the fence. It would have been nice to have had a little help. He was furious at me for not being ready. He asked me whether I loved him or the horse more. I told him the truth and it hurt his feelings..........

My DH has actually been in a suit about to leave for church and stopped to help me when I saw that a horse had jumped the fence and got caught in the wire. In spite of being in his Sunday suit, he cut the old wire, got the horse loose, helped me be sure the horse was ok, and then propped a panel over the hole in the fence. He fixed it correctly after church. That's a good man.
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Yes, you're very lucky. Bless him, he's a real good man. And I fail to understand why women even marry men who don't like horses when they do.
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this thread had me laughing out loud at some parts!!

First of all though, lioness, WHERE ARE YOU FINDING THESE ATTRACTIVE FARRIERS?!?! There is a massive shortage on those in my town.

We dont have any cowboys down here in MS that I have met. We have a lot of those guys who WISH/THINK they were/are cowboys...but really they are loud, egotistical rednecks who occasionally hop on a horse and always wear a cowboy hat. ;)

Honestly, I've never been much for the 'cowboy' type stuff. Maybe it comes from growing up in the english discipline world but show me a man like this and my heart skips a beat. (I'm pretty sure I have an unhealthy crush...*sigh* ...)

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