I just Found this blog and I'm absolutely in love with it(: I live in the big New York City and I hate it with a burning passion. I'm a junior in high school and I'm telling you what.. I cannot wait to get out of this hellhole and move into the country, just wanted to tell you how much I love this(:
Happy to hear you found us and that you are enjoying the blog. I know how you feel about living in a big city. My fiance and I are stuck in New Haven right now with his job. In about 5 years we’ll be heading back out toward his home state of Colorado.
I think people are getting a little confused
A lot of folks are suddenly popping up and getting upset with me about “cowgirl” being a term that can only be used to describe a horse riding rodeo competitor and that a “country girl” isn’t a cowgirl blah blah blah.
I use cowgirl IN THIS BLOG as a term for a particular KIND of country girl. I’m aware that every cowgirl is a country girl, but not every country girl is a cowgirl (like Southern Belles). “Southern Belles” like to use their term to describe a country girl. Unfortunately, those of us who don’t live in the South don’t have a term to use our own. So, I use cowgirl.
I don’t think a cowgirl HAS to have anything to do with horses or the rodeo. For the last time….
NOT ALL OF US ARE PRIVLEGED ENOUGH TO HAVE THE FUNDS FOR A HORSE LET ALONE LESSONS.
NOT ALL OF US ARE HEALTHY ENOUGH TO ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO RIDE.
NOT ALL OF US ARE IN A LOCATION WHERE WE CAN DO RODEO.
So stop acting like transplanted “Southern Belles” and get off your high horses. Y’all are pissing me off with these “monetary” and “locational requirements”. Sorry, but I don’t have daddy’s money to fall back on.
If these are your “requirements”, then maybe you shouldn’t be following this blog.
I'm from the South and consider myself a "Southern Belle". But believe me I'm not what YOU think is a southern girl. I would rather go mudding with my boyfriend than to a movie or restaurant. I wear boots everyday. The last time I wore a dress was prom. So by YOU saying that Southern Belles are just fake is a stereotype just like people from the south thinking anyone from above the mason Dixon line is a Yankee.
We are Yankees. I’m a proud Yankee. To me, a Yankee is a patriot. Ya know, those who WANTED to stay the UNITED States. *shrug*
And yes, the stereotype is there and, from the “Southern Belles” I’ve experienced… It’s true.
I don’t call EVERYONE from the South a “Southern Belle”. If you call yourself one. Good for you. If you don’t act like the Belles I’ve met, even better. Work to change that stereotype. Maybe you can change it. But for now, that is my experience.
I think that if someone has issues with this blog then just don't follow it. I love this blog and all the haters need to stfu :)
Thanks for the support girl. ;) Glad to know you get it and enjoy it.
if that is how you feel about it thats fine to each their own.. but a cowgirl and a southern belle shouldnt even be compared.. there are plenty of cowgirls that come from the south.. you dont see girls that barrel race, rope and do reining calling themselves southern belles.. no they are cowgirls.. your blog is based on people being country.. you can be country and have absolutely nothing to do with being a cowgirl! i dont think that redneck and hicks are cowgirls either!
I don’t think you’re quite getting the point of this blog.
i dont understand your blog completely i thought it was cowgirl secrets? when everyone is posting about being country.. being country and being a cowgirl are two completely different things.. and for one if you dont own a horse know how to ride a horse.. your most defiantly not a cowgirl! just saying..
First I have to say that I disagree on owning a horse is required to be a cowgirl. Some of us are not lucky enough to have the money needed to care for a horse. It wasn’t until recently that I was able just to afford a half lease on a horse. And even then, it’s just barely.
And as far as riding, some folks, again, don’t have the funds to take lessons. And then there are those who can’t physically ride for one reason or another either. I find putting monetary “requirements” on something like being a cowgirl to be quite… Snobby (to be blunt).
“Cowgirl” is a term I personally use to describe a country girl with cowgirl characteristics (see link “What Makes a Cowgirl” on the left). So, in those terms, country and cowgirl go hand in hand. Cowgirl just describes the kind of country girl you are (compared to “Southern Belles”).
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so happy i found other girls who are in the same boat im in, northern country girls, i no longer feel alone.
Yeah! So glad you found us. :D