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larali
2011-10-03, 01:24
This may be a strange question, but it's something I've wondered, and I'd like to hear some opinions.

Little girls are known for loving horses... Some more than others, I guess. I was a "horse girl", that was my thing, so I should be able to answer this, but I can't. I just know that I was obsessed with horses and riding and everything having to do with that (until I discovered boys). There are horse books, toys, "Pony Clubs", posters, magazines, movies... all marketed to little girls.

Why are little girls so attracted to horses? Any theories?

enkidu_
2011-10-03, 01:31
Interesting article


"They're all active, they're all sources of power and motion and transformation," she says.

Laurel Braitman, an MIT graduate student in the history of science who writes about animals and what we think about them, says girls' fascination with these animals is more than power — the animals fuel girls' imaginations.

"Horses and dolphins and unicorns — these are all borderland creatures; gateway animals to other worlds," she says. "They help us imagine wonderful other ways of being in the world. They let us be cowgirls and oceanographers and mermaids and princesses."

http://www.npr.org/2011/02/09/133600424/why-do-girls-love-horses-unicorns-and-dolphins

Wickedgirl
2011-10-03, 01:34
I predict lots of sick jokes in this thread. Just saying.

I actually grew up around horses. I think it's because horses look so pretty, beautiful and all around graceful and that's part of why they appeal to us. Ponies have been associated with little girls for a long time and lots of toys and story books and whatnot meant for little girls have been made with horses portrayed in them. So basically horses are seen as a really elegant and "pretty" animal, kinda synonymous with us ; )

larali
2011-10-03, 01:35
I predict lots of sick jokes in this thread.

I actually grew up around horses. I think it's because horses look so pretty, beautiful and all around graceful and that's part of why they appeal to us. Ponies have been associated with little girls for a long time and lots of toys and story books and whatnot meant for little girls have been made with horses portrayed in them. So basically horses are seen as a really elegant and "pretty" animal, kinda synonymous with us ; )

But why horses, and not birds or something?

Wickedgirl
2011-10-03, 01:36
But why horses, and not birds or something?

I personally love birds and I think most other girls do too. I think they are both lovely.

larali
2011-10-03, 01:39
It just seems like the obsession with horses reaches another level with girls.... you don't see many "bird clubs" or bird chapter book series.

Fredrik Ohlsson
2011-10-03, 01:41
For you who speak or understand Swedish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_ORYxGLIwE :evilgrin:

I think girls loving horses is a modern thing (I find it hard to believe that girls loved horses when most people were farmers and use them in work), but I have no explation why you love them.

anoniem
2011-10-03, 01:41
It just seems like the obsession with horses reaches another level with girls.... you don't see many "bird clubs" or bird chapter book series.

to be honest i didnt they use to scare me they were quite a lot of horses were i grew up

i was absolutely obsessed with butterflies i use to catch them in a jar when i was younger admire them and let them go

Awall
2011-10-03, 01:42
well i'm a cat girl, which i think also as its stereotypes. i love horses they are so beautiful and gentle but i've more love for cats

Chalybus
2011-10-03, 01:43
cause horses are seen as tall , strong and sensitive

Too put a sick comment: Katharina the Great liked horses too. ;)

amerinese
2011-10-03, 01:51
Part of my chores were feed and fresh water for my stepmom's horse and also a horse and pony in our pasture owned by a neighbor lady. I would say country girls in the southern USA tend to like horses more than boys who instead have a dirt bike, ATV, or a go cart etc. and they carry this interest into adulthood.

duje
2011-10-03, 01:52
horses were cars of yesterday, and chicks also glue to good cars.

Mike the Jedi
2011-10-03, 01:53
You were probably just socialized into liking horses, Larali.

The association between the equine and the feminine is an interesting perplexity though. It's got to come from somewhere. I wish I could offer insights but I don't have a clue.

Wickedgirl
2011-10-03, 01:55
come to think of it, when I was younger I always thought about owning a horse and riding it to and around town and back whenever I needed to do something. I never wanted a car or any sort of automobile back then, only a horse. I think that might be another reason. when we're young we have unreasonable expectations and we're more prone to fantasize about stuff that's actually unlikely to happen. horses were seen as pretty and nice and automobiles are full of oil and smog...

Ubirajara
2011-10-03, 01:55
According to Desmond Morris (in his book "the naked ape") there would be something sexual about this, but I don't remember exactly what he said.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Naked_Ape

Particula
2011-10-03, 01:56
I have another question
why American children have imaginary friends?
I never heard of that in Spain and it doesn¡t seem common in other countries but I've seen that in many American series and movies which make it seem like it's very common in America

amerinese
2011-10-03, 01:57
It's simple. Riding horseback gives clitoral stimulation to women. I suppose that's why proper women used to ride side saddle.

duje
2011-10-03, 01:57
come to think of it, when I was younger I always fantasized about owning a horse and riding it to and around town and back whenever I needed to do something. I never wanted a car or any sort of automobile back then, only a horse. I think that might be another reason. when we're young we have unreasonable expectations and we're more prone to fantasize about stuff that's actually unlikely to happen. horses were seen as pretty and nice and automobiles are full of oil and smog...

horses shit and piss all-over the place ;)

also why to women in general like to own a small cars, is it a pony reference?

Ubirajara
2011-10-03, 01:58
I think that's what Desmond Morris said about it!


It's simple. Riding horseback gives clitoral stimulation to women. I suppose that's why proper women used to ride side saddle.

amerinese
2011-10-03, 01:59
I think that's what Desmond Morris said about it!

Same is true of motorcycles...

Particula
2011-10-03, 02:00
It's simple. Riding horseback gives clitoral stimulation to women. I suppose that's why proper women used to ride side saddle.

no,they did that because girls can technically lose their virginity riding a horse

Wickedgirl
2011-10-03, 02:00
also why to women in general like to own a small cars, is it a pony reference?

Probably because smaller cars are easier for us to drive. I couldn't imagine myself riding a bigger car or being able to handle one comfortably. Women prefer smaller cars because they're easier to handle.

Boys also buy bigger cars because they want to look "badass" and whatnot. we don't need or want to do that.

Mike the Jedi
2011-10-03, 02:01
I'd be interested in knowing how widespread pony love is among girls... whether it's cross-cultural or if it's just a Western phenomenon. Do Muslim girls like horses, too? Arabian culture obviously values the horse.. and I doubt it's haram for children to play with toys with animal likenesses, but maybe it depends on the family.

duje
2011-10-03, 02:02
Probably because smaller cars are easier for us to drive. I couldn't imagine myself riding a bigger car or being able to handle one comfortably with my physique. Women prefer smaller cars because they're easier to handle.

same thing could be said about ponies, they are safe, while big or fast horses can be reckless, dangerous, and more difficult to control

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Boys also buy bigger cars because they want to look "badass" and whatnot. we don't need or want to do that.

its not about that, small cars look like toys

GeistFaust
2011-10-03, 02:03
I was going to say something similar to the article enkidu posted that said I am a Freudian in a sense so my approach to this will be sexually oriented whether it be consciously or unconsciously. Fantasy in young age whether it be associated with girls or guys is quite common because it is the first way in which they are capable of encountering the world. There first encounters with the world bring about a sense of awe and mysticism about specific things in the world and the things which a child feels an internal attraction to or derives a specific taste for will differ from individual to individual more or less.


But children are also oriented think in groups that is they mimic their elders and other children their age because they have not are not capable of constructing conscious desires for themselves. I think there is a definite division between the interests between boys and girls especially after the age of the three. Their specific interests are reflected by a certain tone or orientation which the objects they take interest in possess. Girls like things that will give them a sense that they are nurturing something and subconsciously they are much more sensitive and protective of their special interests. This sense of holding onto things and coddling them in an endearing them in a sense reflects their identity they feel they have and re-affirms it.

That is whether a child is conscious of not the objects they become specially interested in reflects a sexual fantasy world that they live in. It must be seen as a bit out of sorts to sexualize children's early interests and fantasies like this but its true boys like to be tough and involve themselves that will empower their "sense" of masculinity. Nature has a way of inserting us with this psychologically "sexual" disposition towards our interests from our early childhood and the affects become more pronounced and clarified as we become more socially aware. At the same time the innocence is lost to an extent and as girls age I am sure they attach a sexual interest to animals. Its my belief that women have a subconscious desire more so than men anyway to have sex with inanimate objects or animals thus their fantasy world and interests are enveloped around nurturing inanimate objects(Dolls) or nurturing animals.

Chalybus
2011-10-03, 02:04
Probably because smaller cars are easier for us to drive. I couldn't imagine myself riding a bigger car or being able to handle one comfortably. Women prefer smaller cars because they're easier to handle.

Why its than the contrary in men? The biggest cars are driven by the puniest men. :lol:

Particula
2011-10-03, 02:04
Probably because smaller cars are easier for us to drive. I couldn't imagine myself riding a bigger car or being able to handle one comfortably. Women prefer smaller cars because they're easier to handle.

Boys also buy bigger cars because they want to look "badass" and whatnot. we don't need or want to do that.

I've noticed that women prefer a low quality car but "beautiful" over a higher quality car but ugly and or "masculine"

Wickedgirl
2011-10-03, 02:04
same thing could be said about ponies, they are safe, while big or fast horses can be reckless, dangerous, and more difficult to control

Yup.


its not about that, small cars look like toys

Is this car small to you?

http://www.maximacar.in/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Nissan-Sentra-3.jpg

Prince Chupacabra
2011-10-03, 02:05
I've also noticed this before, it's quite intriguing. Possibly the same reason why men have such a fascination with clams:evilgrin:


According to Desmond Morris (in his book "the naked ape") there would be something sexual about this, but I don't remember exactly what he said.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Naked_Ape

hah that's funny, that book has been sitting on my parent's bookshelf since as far as I can remember. Should give it a read.

duje
2011-10-03, 02:06
Why its than the contrary in men? The biggest cars are driven by the puniest men. :lol:

:lol:

show me the study, but you have one thing that breaks this illusion of yours, Chuck Norris

Particula
2011-10-03, 02:07
Yup.



Is this car small to you?

http://www.maximacar.in/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Nissan-Sentra-3.jpg

would you drive this car? :p
http://imagenes.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/200811/maserati-granturismo-7_460x0w.jpg

Wickedgirl
2011-10-03, 02:07
I've noticed that women prefer a low quality car but "beautiful" over a higher quality car but ugly and or "masculine"

The inside has to look good :thumbsup:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_JrsNFSEO9Xc/TJHRLIeI_5I/AAAAAAAAAEg/4EZk4ERDrq8/s1600/2008_ferrari_612_interior2.jpg

GeistFaust
2011-10-03, 02:08
I also think women could like things of the nature because they desire security and safety. Women are not so keen on taking risks in correlation with men generally. Usually men invest themselves in things that are more adventure prone but of course modern society is trying to re-frame and re-shape these norms and standards. Again it all depends on the girl every person is unique although they may share similar traits. I think its fallacious to put all girls in the same category as it regards the general tone of the interest they usually engage in.

Mary
2011-10-03, 02:08
I predict lots of sick jokes in this thread. Just saying.

I actually grew up around horses. I think it's because horses look so pretty, beautiful and all around graceful and that's part of why they appeal to us. Ponies have been associated with little girls for a long time and lots of toys and story books and whatnot meant for little girls have been made with horses portrayed in them. So basically horses are seen as a really elegant and "pretty" animal, kinda synonymous with us ; )

You are correct. Here they come...

"Horse is like man"

http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ljcgmyS9BI1qdmvs8o1_500.jpg

That being said, I'm not into horses, I'm into dogs. As pets obviously.

duje
2011-10-03, 02:09
Yup.



Is this car small to you?

http://www.maximacar.in/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Nissan-Sentra-3.jpg

no, its medium, these are examples of small

http://www.renault.hr/nova-vozila/osobna-vozila/twingo/twingo/att00150783/twingo.jpg
http://www.businessweek.com/autos/autobeat/archives/VW%20Up.jpg

Wickedgirl
2011-10-03, 02:10
would you drive this car? :p
http://imagenes.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/200811/maserati-granturismo-7_460x0w.jpg

Definitely. It's not that big.

Chalybus
2011-10-03, 02:12
:lol:

show me the study, but you have one thing that breaks this illusion of yours, Chuck Norris

Its a road study. We even have a Proverb: "Porsche = genital Prosthesis". No normal guy would buy a SUV, cause they are really unhandy and costly.

Wickedgirl
2011-10-03, 02:13
Why its than the contrary in men? The biggest cars are driven by the puniest men. :lol:

Because they buy bigger cars to make up for something else.

iateyourheadphons
2011-10-03, 02:13
I dont know? But I love horses! I thought girls like ponies?

Wickedgirl
2011-10-03, 02:15
Aren't ponies considered miniature horses?

duje
2011-10-03, 02:16
while we are at the cars

Croatian car, Rimac

Electric car, fastest in the world 2.5 seconds to 100 Km/h, max speed 310 Km/h, range 600 km, 1088 HP
Price 700.000 euros


http://automoto-portal.hr/img/tekstovi/Rimac-Concept_One_001.jpg
http://www.e-muskarac.com/files/rimac-automobili-the-concept_one.jpg
http://www.novilist.hr/var/novilist/storage/images/lifestyle/auto-moto/auto-salon-u-frankfurtu-mate-rimac-predstavio-najbrzi-elektomobil-na-svijetu/792771-1-cro-HR/Auto-salon-u-Frankfurtu-Mate-Rimac-predstavio-najbrzi-elektomobil-na-svijetu_ca_large.jpg

GeistFaust
2011-10-03, 02:18
Because they buy bigger cars to make up for something else.


You can not be serious though if you meant what I think you mean by saying something else. Men buying bigger cars or flashier cars probably has to do with the fact they are desperate for attention from the women and there is nothing wrong with that whatsoever it is just the normal orientation of the male ego. Bigger is better and so is having more of it. In a sense I think women develop any sense of attraction in manly stuff especially in today's world because society in general impulses women to be more like men. My thinking is this only distorts the fantasy world of the woman which would only be attracted to sporty cars on the basis that they subconsciously associated it with a man they might be interested in. In its unfortunate to see women getting involved in such things as Nascar because for me its a sign that society is forming women to perceive themselves in a psychologically twisted way.

Papa Anodyne
2011-10-03, 02:18
I have another question
why American children have imaginary friends?
I never heard of that in Spain and it doesn¡t seem common in other countries but I've seen that in many American series and movies which make it seem like it's very common in America

Most likely it derives from American entertainment. I never had an imaginary friend or met someone who has told me they did. If I came across a child who said they had one my first thought would be they're having trouble socializing with other children. I'd help them along by telling the child their imaginary friend was found strangled in the kitchen and that they should find real friends to help solve the murder.

Girls like cutesy things so they like ponies and horses. In other cultures horses and ponies may not be a big part of their culture.

Wickedgirl
2011-10-03, 02:20
You can not be serious though if you meant what I think you mean by saying something else. Men buying bigger cars or flashier cars probably has to do with the fact they are desperate for attention from the women and there is nothing wrong with that whatsoever it is just the normal orientation of the male ego. Bigger is better and so is having more of it. In a sense I think women develop any sense of attraction in manly stuff especially in today's world because society in general impulses women to be more like men. My thinking is this only distorts the fantasy world of the woman which would only be attracted to sporty cars on the basis that they subconsciously associated it with a man they might be interested in. In its unfortunate to see women getting involved in such things as Nascar because for me its a sign that society is forming women to perceive themselves in a psychologically twisted way.

calm down, it was just a joke :confused:

Hue-man
2011-10-03, 02:20
Maybe it's the look of the horse and the romanticism that's attached to the animal. Lot's of fairytale stories are filled with horses. The knight in shining armor rides on a horse, the princess is saved on a horse and lovers take romantic rides on a horse and carriage. Many girls also like unicorns, which are mythical animals that are modeled after the horse.

I wasn't ecstatic about horses when I was a child but I did like them. I associated them with brave men like cowboys and war heroes.

Wickedgirl
2011-10-03, 02:24
I think cars that are too flashy look kinda lame http://www.thetorquereport.com/porsche%20918%20spyder%20concept.jpg

I like these two a lot http://www.automotivescycle.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/porsche%20%282%29.jpg

and

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2009/06/web580_mercedes-cl-convertible-2.jpg

Curiouscat
2011-10-03, 02:28
I liked horses (black beauty and all that) but I wasn't in love with them.
I was more interested in dogs and cats...easier to keep in the house n all.

oOoo I loved Dolphins thanks to Flipper :)

duje
2011-10-03, 02:28
I think cars that are too flashy look kinda lame http://www.thetorquereport.com/porsche%20918%20spyder%20concept.jpg

I like these two a lot http://www.automotivescycle.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/porsche%20%282%29.jpg

and

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2009/06/web580_mercedes-cl-convertible-2.jpg

I agree, 1st one looks cheesy

Prince Chupacabra
2011-10-03, 02:36
Its a road study. We even have a Proverb: "Porsche = genital Prosthesis". No normal guy would buy a SUV, cause they are really unhandy and costly.

Unless you're an off-roader or hauling stuff, I like Jeep's personally, I have my dad's old Jeep http://www.andysautosport.com/images/vehicle_top/jeep_grand_cherokee_87-92.jpg
looks like that. nice ride, but to me vehicles will always be just modes of transportation.

the unfortunate trend around here is giant trucks, with big monster logos on the back (you know that energy drink)

It's the unfortuante amalgamation of consumerism m tackiness and raging teenage hormones.
http://truckspickuptrucks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Big-4x4-Trucks.jpg

shit like this, but with giant corporate logos of energy drinks, clothign companies and other useless shit. on the back

GeistFaust
2011-10-03, 02:37
I think cars that are too flashy look kinda lame http://www.thetorquereport.com/porsche%20918%20spyder%20concept.jpg

I like these two a lot http://www.automotivescycle.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/porsche%20%282%29.jpg

and

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2009/06/web580_mercedes-cl-convertible-2.jpg


I like the first one the best and I do think that when it comes to such issues women tend to have more bland tastes. That said simple is elegant in its own way. I prefer extravagance and sophistication and then again I think whether you prefer one or the other has little do with sexual background and more on the unique perspective of the individual. That said I find women like things that might appear vivid or colorful to some but which appear bland, superficial, and artificial to me. I think women have a tendency to interest themselves in appearances that are not too aesthetic.

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Unless you're an off-roader or hauling stuff, I like Jeep's personally, I have my dad's old Jeep http://www.andysautosport.com/images/vehicle_top/jeep_grand_cherokee_87-92.jpg
looks like that. nice ride, but to me vehicles will always be just modes of transportation.

the unfortunate trend around here is giant trucks, with big monster logos on the back (you know that energy drink)

It's the unfortuante amalgamation of consumerism m tackiness and raging teenage hormones.
http://truckspickuptrucks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Big-4x4-Trucks.jpg

shit like this, but with giant corporate logos of energy drinks, clothign companies and other useless shit. on the back

I want a car that will be sophisticated and refined yet it will have speaks volumes and in a way be overpowering and overwhelming in its own unique way.

duje
2011-10-03, 02:43
Unless you're an off-roader or hauling stuff, I like Jeep's personally, I have my dad's old Jeep http://www.andysautosport.com/images/vehicle_top/jeep_grand_cherokee_87-92.jpg
looks like that. nice ride, but to me vehicles will always be just modes of transportation.

the unfortunate trend around here is giant trucks, with big monster logos on the back (you know that energy drink)

It's the unfortuante amalgamation of consumerism m tackiness and raging teenage hormones.
http://truckspickuptrucks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Big-4x4-Trucks.jpg

shit like this, but with giant corporate logos of energy drinks, clothign companies and other useless shit. on the back

i also like off-roaders but i like monsters also, I bet its fun as hell to drive one

GeistFaust
2011-10-03, 02:44
calm down, it was just a joke :confused:


I am sorry I do not understand jokes you will have to be slower with me when it comes to jokes I like some dry humor though.

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i also like off-roaders but i like monsters also, I bet its fun as hell to drive one

I remember when I was a little kid I loved monster trucks, trains, and hurricanes anything that implied being magnanimous or violent in some way. This is to just to compare and contrast with the original intent of this discussion and as a point of self-reference. I think its natural for guys to like monster trucks and such but unnatural for women to like monster trucks except for the fact it is associated with men.

Prince Chupacabra
2011-10-03, 02:55
i also like off-roaders but i like monsters also, I bet its fun as hell to drive one

Yeah of course, i'd love to rip down a dirt road in one of those, possibly while shooting an assualt rifle, either in the back or simeltanously. But for me (and most of the dolts who own) city driving eats up 95% of the time spent driving. It's all a status symbol around here, even guys buying large family style trucks like those "Ford F150s":whoco:

enkidu_
2011-10-03, 02:56
I remember when I was a little kid I loved monster trucks, trains, and hurricanes anything that implied being magnanimous or violent in some way. This is to just to compare and contrast with the original intent of this discussion and as a point of self-reference. I think its natural for guys to like monster trucks and such but unnatural for women to like monster trucks except for the fact it is associated with men.

Exactly, and I personally loved wolves when I was younger. :lol:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_9AUe-UKeMCI/TSh5CIf-rrI/AAAAAAAAGTk/uE8-1ET16ow/s1600/Wolf+-black.jpg

:thumbsup:

Prince Chupacabra
2011-10-03, 02:58
I remember when I was a little kid I loved monster trucks, trains, and hurricanes anything that implied being magnanimous or violent in some way. This is to just to compare and contrast with the original intent of this discussion and as a point of self-reference. I think its natural for guys to like monster trucks and such but unnatural for women to like monster trucks except for the fact it is associated with men.

good point, i think men seek pleasure in items that extend their ability or worth. Men go to extremes to have highly refined dependable products, be it power or any kind of tools (Flashlights, knives, guns) while women go to extremes for aesthetic purposes. It's all hardwired from our past.

GeistFaust
2011-10-03, 03:00
Exactly, and I personally loved wolves when I was younger. :lol:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_9AUe-UKeMCI/TSh5CIf-rrI/AAAAAAAAGTk/uE8-1ET16ow/s1600/Wolf+-black.jpg

:thumbsup:

I did not like animals whatsoever domesticated or undomesticated and I still do not. That said I have always had respect for a few like wolves and bears more so because they are such powerful creatures. I was more obsessed with weather phenomena I remember when I was 14 I woke up and threw a hurricane party at 5 in the morning when Hurricane Katrina hit.

Wickedgirl
2011-10-03, 03:01
cute

http://watermarked.cutcaster.com/cutcaster-photo-100097179-little-girl-and-pony.jpg

GeistFaust
2011-10-03, 03:02
good point, i think men seek pleasure in items that extend their ability or worth. Men go to extremes to have highly refined dependable products, be it power or any kind of tools (Flashlights, knives, guns) while women go to extremes for aesthetic purposes. It's all hardwired from our past.


I actually don't think women invest themselves in aesthetic things as I said before. They might appear aesthetic to us but that is an illusion we create because of our hormones. I think women are into a more transcendental type of aesthetic something which adds to the grace of their figure like dancing.

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cute

http://watermarked.cutcaster.com/cutcaster-photo-100097179-little-girl-and-pony.jpg

I have a sister who liked to ride horses but the odd thing although she is feminine she likes to get into such things as karate and other violent forms of behavior but give it a feminine flair.

Prince Chupacabra
2011-10-03, 03:11
I actually don't think women invest themselves in aesthetic things as I said before. They might appear aesthetic to us but that is an illusion we create because of our hormones. I think women are into a more transcendental type of aesthetic something which adds to the grace of their figure like dancing.


I see what you mean, but the general goal of all these is to (like men function) at a higher level, dancing, makeup, surgery, etiquette classes all add to a woman's appeal as a partner. And in some cases showcase their competence and skill.

GeistFaust
2011-10-03, 03:20
I see what you mean, but the general goal of all these is to (like men function) at a higher level, dancing, makeup, surgery, etiquette classes all add to a woman's appeal as a partner. And in some cases showcase their competence and skill.

There is always going to be an attraction component whether its unconscious or "conscious" its still rather self apparent in most activities. When men or women gather together in a group its usually has something that subtly denotes attracting the opposite sex in some way. Women are interested in matters that are physical in nature because they know men subconsciously are interested in the physical aspect of the woman especially. This interest in the physical reflects womens interest in nurturing and in a way both nurturing and physical appearance and form coincide more or less with women in terms of their "intent".

Prince Chupacabra
2011-10-03, 03:31
mhm, fully agree.

Outlaw
2011-10-03, 04:28
My grandfather was stationed in Wichita Falls,TX as a German Air Force pilot,and acclimated to the surroundings by having bought 2 horses for his daughters. My mother likes horses because she saw them develop their own different personality traits like people,one of the horses even became a racist lol.

I don't particularly care for horses but when I see one up-close I try to image what it must've been like in ancient warfare having one of these run at you at full speed.

Helios
2011-10-03, 04:48
Horses are noble animals. The relationship horses have with men is that of mutual respect and there is an emphasis on bravery and honor. The relationship between a horse and a woman on the other hand is that of two beautiful yet untamed creatures who admire each other simply because of that, it's more like a traditional friendship, it's not as spiritual...

...As this

http://q8khail.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/079.jpeg

blank slate
2011-10-03, 05:34
I can't remember having any particular like for horses, and I don't remember most of my female friends having too much of a particular like for them either. We all thought they were cool, and we had My Little Pony dolls (because everyone did), but that was about as far as it went.

There were a few of them who did have horse obsessions, but I wouldn't say there were more of them than were were girls who had, say, dolphin obsessions.

I was a complete bird freak.

EclectYummination
2011-10-03, 08:14
Interesting article


"They're all active, they're all sources of power and motion and transformation," she says.

Laurel Braitman, an MIT graduate student in the history of science who writes about animals and what we think about them, says girls' fascination with these animals is more than power — the animals fuel girls' imaginations.

"Horses and dolphins and unicorns — these are all borderland creatures; gateway animals to other worlds," she says. "They help us imagine wonderful other ways of being in the world. They let us be cowgirls and oceanographers and mermaids and princesses."

http://www.npr.org/2011/02/09/133600424/why-do-girls-love-horses-unicorns-and-dolphins

Very interesting. I think it's also true the girls are the type to more quickly assimilate to foreign cultures, not to mention they're (horses are) seen by them as gentle and graceful, and pretty like females, so this and the "girls love cars and these (horses) were prior transportation" observations were great observations in my book.

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I have a sister who liked to ride horses but the odd thing although she is feminine she likes to get into such things as karate and other violent forms of behavior but give it a feminine flair.

That's not odd; many women have a secret thing for ass-kicking ability, hence is why they enjoy at watching chicks kick ass in movies.

GeistFaust
2011-10-03, 08:27
Very interesting. I think it's also true the girls are the type to more quickly assimilate to foreign cultures, not to mention they're (horses are) seen by them as gentle and graceful, and pretty like females, so this and the "girls love cars and these (horses) were prior transportation" observations were great observations in my book.

I think women are also quicker at assimilating to other cultures and societies the thing is ironically they have a harder time becoming socially apt when adapting to another culture because women generally are creatures that are strictly refined to the micro-sociological level of society. That said this is probably the reason why they are better at adapting to other cultures and societies because they rarely operate on the macro-sociological level but this changing in the modern age. Yeah its quite common for both sexes to sort of "paint" or "objectify" interests with their general mindset, personality, or disposition towards reality. In a sense women are notorious for this because men usually restrict themselves to the amount they project on their surroundings and interests while women seem to restrict their imagery of things to emotions which is generally not a socially restricting way to "perceive things.

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Very interesting. I think it's also true the girls are the type to more quickly assimilate to foreign cultures, not to mention they're (horses are) seen by them as gentle and graceful, and pretty like females, so this and the "girls love cars and these (horses) were prior transportation" observations were great observations in my book.

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That's not odd; many women have a secret thing for ass-kicking ability, hence is why they enjoy at watching chicks kick ass in movies.


I think its a relatively new phenomena with the way women are being re-framed and re-shaped in terms of the public perception of them. Women are now seen as being more capable of things previous generations never thought they would be capable of and women are realizing this. Unfortunately what society is not realizing is that regardless of this women in a sense throughout history have shown an aptness to doing great things it just was not their social role to play and most importantly the intent or means of utility for women when achieving great tasks socially speaking is completely different from men innately.

Fereshte
2011-10-03, 12:08
Interesting question, Larali, it never really crossed my mind but you're right. Though, I never really was fascinated with horses, they don't hold any special meaning or memory..They are indeed graceful and beautiful, but I guess it's because I rarely encountered any. I've seen way more camels than horses so I'm being biased (seriously! :lol:).

Perhaps they're just very amiable, easy to handle and not intimidating at all (unlike other large animals), so they hold a special appeal to become a young girl's "companion". Maybe they attract girls more than boys because they have "feminine" qualities (Grace, beauty)?


It's simple. Riding horseback gives clitoral stimulation to women. I suppose that's why proper women used to ride side saddle.

What!? That's really cynical in a disturbing way, it sounds almost Freudian, it can't be the reason why young girls love horses.

Loxias
2011-10-03, 12:25
I have two sisters who have grown as horse riders and general equestrian fans, while I've never really felt much interest in horses (I was even afraid of them as a kid).
The reason I can think of is control through/and communication (in an organic way).
Young girls are considered the least powerful thing, they are children on top of being women, yet horse riding offers them the possibility to control a very big and powerful animal with their own body, by the movement of their thighs and their words.
They also get to take care of the horse and pamper it.

I think young men would be more interested in controlling something powerful in a less affectionate and more mechanical way, like a car?

This is all speculative.

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Horses are noble animals. The relationship horses have with men is that of mutual respect and there is an emphasis on bravery and honor. The relationship between a horse and a woman on the other hand is that of two beautiful yet untamed creatures who admire each other simply because of that, it's more like a traditional friendship, it's not as spiritual...

...As this

http://q8khail.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/079.jpeg

Do you think that this analogy apply to the following matchups :

Man & Stallion
Man & Mare
Woman & Stallion
Woman & Mare?

Pallantides
2011-10-03, 12:49
Riding horses used to be manly thing.
http://www.kiku.com/electric_samurai/cobweb_castle/samurai_gallery/image/magoshiro_samurai.jpg
http://www.militaryheritage.com/images/charge%20of%20the%20light%20brigade.jpg
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2008/11/04/brigade460x276.jpg

lil. john
2011-10-03, 13:21
No clue why just horses but I don't see any problem with that. I like horses. I wish I had one myself.

larali
2011-10-03, 13:33
I've seen way more camels than horses so I'm being biased (seriously! :lol:). :lol:


What!? That's really cynical in a disturbing way, it sounds almost Freudian, it can't be the reason why young girls love horses.

Yeah, not too sure about that... it kind of makes sense until you realize most of the horse crazy girls have never even ridden a horse.

Tuohikirje
2011-10-03, 13:38
I have no clue.

Now, I am about to go and ride my copper dun stallion in a clear, sunny autumn weather
and leave you guys for a while.

Hiiihoo!

larali
2011-10-03, 13:38
I have no clue.

Now, I am about to go and ride my copper dun stallion in a clear, sunny autumn weather
and leave you guys for a while.

Hiiihoo!

I'm jealous!! :p

Particula
2011-10-03, 13:46
there is even a Serie for girls about that on Disney channel
Larali do your daughters watch that Disney channel serie? :lol:
http://flogfotos.miarroba.st/5/8/9/6079589/19.jpg

Ayca
2011-10-03, 13:56
I didn't like horses (still don't) and also didn't understand why other girls liked them.. Found horses a bit scary tbh :p

Tchekitchek
2011-10-03, 14:35
I guess with horses there is a fascination for masculinity but of course being little girls, it is more paternal than anything sexual obviously.

As a side note, as far as cars are concerned, I observed that women loved this car:

http://images.businessweek.com/ss/07/07/0716_ragtops/image/2-mazda-mx5-miata.jpg

And as far as guitars are concerned, women always choose:http://www.michenaud.com/upDATA/imgArticle/big/1813.jpg


They have more feminine features though, so I guess the concept is different with horses which are very masculine animals

Particula
2011-10-03, 14:38
what woman wouldn't love to drive these cars? :lol:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_aPRjx0rD9r4/SUr30lJOPFI/AAAAAAAAAGE/9e7uk1qRosg/s400/paris-hilton-pink-bentley1.jpg
http://www.goldenrider.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Pink-Cars-for-Valentine-Day-12.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_sMKzK_5a4vc/Sa10Ml210PI/AAAAAAAAESA/u5bGkPvBS2E/s400/pink-car_5.JPG

Evi
2011-10-03, 14:43
It just seems like the obsession with horses reaches another level with girls.... you don't see many "bird clubs" or bird chapter book series.
Hmmm, I was obsessed with birds when I was child :p

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what woman wouldn't love to drive these cars? :lol:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_aPRjx0rD9r4/SUr30lJOPFI/AAAAAAAAAGE/9e7uk1qRosg/s400/paris-hilton-pink-bentley1.jpg
http://www.goldenrider.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Pink-Cars-for-Valentine-Day-12.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_sMKzK_5a4vc/Sa10Ml210PI/AAAAAAAAESA/u5bGkPvBS2E/s400/pink-car_5.JPG
:sick:


I hated pink colour when I was child. It was most disliked colour by me then. Nowdays, being adult, I tolerate this colour more, and actually I started to like brighter, stronger pink tones.


But the style of car is - yuck.

Particula
2011-10-03, 14:45
^I am not a girl but i was obssesed with dogs especially this type
http://www.nombresparamascotas.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/perros-golden-labrador-846100.jpeg
I was always asking my mother to buy me a dog but she brought this instead(it is not my cat but it's identical to mine when it was a kitten)
http://images02.olx.es/ui/2/21/04/27411704_1.jpg

Evi
2011-10-03, 14:53
I was a complete bird freak.
Now here is another bird freak :thumbsup: So I was not the only girl obsessed with birds :p

JaM
2011-10-03, 15:02
would you drive this car? :p
http://imagenes.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/200811/maserati-granturismo-7_460x0w.jpg

That car basically looks like a penis. Same with some of the American muscle cars, they're very phallic. But the current breed of cars are extremely vulgar and primitive. They look very retro, like cars from the sixties, and they're also very phallic looking (like the old fugly Jaguar cars).

I's because of all that bling bling new money people why have the dough to buy them. It's like our evolution is going backwards towards a more primitive ape stage.


no,they did that because girls can technically lose their virginity riding a horse

Actually, back in the day, when the side saddle was used, the ladies had huge dresses for everyday use. They just couldn't mount a horse due to the dresses. That is also the reasoning behind ladies cycles.

Evi
2011-10-03, 15:03
By the way, what is that obsession with pink colour for girls in western world? Many clothes are pink, toys are pink, book covers are pink, hair pink, chair pink, rooms pink etc.

When I raised up in Soviet Union, I don´t remember that I would wear almost anything pink. My clothes were usually green, blue, white etc. Although, I remember that I did have one pink hat.

In my mother´s ethnic Khanty culture there was not such pink colour at all. And also colours weren´t divided into "girl" or "boy", although otherwise girl and boy games, upbringing, dressing style etc. were different and distinct each from other.

But craziness with pink colour for girls (and blue for boys) in West surprises me. Where this crazyness comes from? Why exactly pink colour for girls, and why in such huge amounts? (from what I´ve seen in some families)

Particula
2011-10-03, 15:37
By the way, what is that obsession with pink colour for girls in western world? Many clothes are pink, toys are pink, book covers are pink, hair pink, chair pink, rooms pink etc.

When I raised up in Soviet Union, I don´t remember that I would wear almost anything pink. My clothes were usually green, blue, white etc. Although, I remember that I did have one pink hat.

In my mother´s ethnic Khanty culture there was not such pink colour at all. And also colours weren´t divided into "girl" or "boy", although otherwise girl and boy games, upbringing, dressing style etc. were different and distinct each from other.

But craziness with pink colour for girls (and blue for boys) in West surprises me. Where this crazyness comes from? Why exactly pink colour for girls, and why in such huge amounts? (from what I´ve seen in some families)

When i've visited the Rif(Morocco) I was wearing a pinkish t-shirt the first day and a distant little cousin of mine thought I was wearing a girl's t-shirt :lol: and she was laughing with her little rural girl friends at me so the association with the color pink and girls is not only European/American...

they also think flowers are meant for girls because I weared that and they told me that looks girly cause it has flowers on :lol:
http://www.decathlon.es/common/images/a/zoom_asset_14663564.jpg

Homerus
2011-10-03, 15:58
I predict lots of sick jokes in this thread. Just saying.

I actually grew up around horses. I think it's because horses look so pretty, beautiful and all around graceful and that's part of why they appeal to us. Ponies have been associated with little girls for a long time and lots of toys and story books and whatnot meant for little girls have been made with horses portrayed in them. So basically horses are seen as a really elegant and "pretty" animal, kinda synonymous with us ; )

:(Why did you have to take that away from me? lol

Boots
2011-10-03, 16:17
I spent my a lot of my childhood on the back of my horses..
why because they believe in bonding , and when bonded to us they they do not know fear,,,they really work very hard at trying to do as we want them too, so that they are not afraid. they seem tp be driven to overcome their fears. and it is just amazing when you and your animal willingly move as one unit..

Tuohikirje
2011-10-03, 16:52
Horse is a challenging animal because it is so strong, that no human can control or force it by physical force. You have to be able to understand horse as an animal (it is a pray animal by instincts, ready to flee) and be it's 'lion', reliable and secure and treat it as well as you can and it will award you ten times back.

E.g. I have competed in different equine disciplines and been one of the best in Scandinavia as a junior. Now I am more into riding on my leisure time and breeding instead of serious training and competing. But the basic principles stay the same when having horses.

Surreal
2011-10-03, 17:00
because of my little pwnies.... lol

Helios
2011-10-03, 17:16
because of my little pwnies.... lol

Huh? So lemme get this straight. A girl left you for a horse because you had such a small peepee? It takes real guts to admit that, I salute you.

ageladakos
2011-10-03, 17:28
cause horses are seen as tall , strong and sensitive

we have a horse...

http://i34.tinypic.com/2aiiws0.jpg

and then we have a donkey...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2102/2225456133_ac09413c15.jpg

summary: you are right

Wickedgirl
2011-10-11, 01:11
Back to the issue about women and cars. I was filling up my car with gas just now and I saw this older guy (40s or 50s) with a convertible, and he had a girl that looked like she was in her early 20s in the front seat. okay sure it could have been his daughter but my intuition tells me it wasn't. anyways I have been thinking. the real reason women are into cars isn't because we're attracted to them in the same way men are. to us, a car is pretty much a symbol of their well-being, and how well a guy is doing for themselves. A guy that's in his mid 20s driving a beat up 30 year car or his dad's ancient pick up truck probably isn't doing too well for themselves and most likely isn't relationship material. A guy that's driving a car that's at least semi-decent at that age is probably doing OK. so I think it's more of a sub-conscious thing that we can't help but notice and that's why a car can be very impressionable if you're trying to impress a girl that doesn't know you well enough.

this might have been obvious to some people but I just wanted to point out that I think that the notion that we're somehow into flashier cars just because they're flashy is a myth for the most part.

Debian
2011-10-11, 01:15
Because of their large mmm....... ears?

Prince Chupacabra
2011-10-11, 01:17
By the way, what is that obsession with pink colour for girls in western world? Many clothes are pink, toys are pink, book covers are pink, hair pink, chair pink, rooms pink etc.

When I raised up in Soviet Union, I don´t remember that I would wear almost anything pink. My clothes were usually green, blue, white etc. Although, I remember that I did have one pink hat.

In my mother´s ethnic Khanty culture there was not such pink colour at all. And also colours weren´t divided into "girl" or "boy", although otherwise girl and boy games, upbringing, dressing style etc. were different and distinct each from other.

But craziness with pink colour for girls (and blue for boys) in West surprises me. Where this crazyness comes from? Why exactly pink colour for girls, and why in such huge amounts? (from what I´ve seen in some families)

very good question, although nowadays the more feminine you look the cooler you are. So you see tonnes of guys wearing pink shirts and tight pants. So that would not be considered odd by the majority around here. The pants particula posted are pretty standard though, more of a surfer influence, I wouldn't consider them feminine at all.

AlexDelarge
2011-10-11, 01:22
It's because they all liked ponys when they are little, even before seeing real horses. There were even those pony cartoons, especially for them:

http://www.watchcartoononline.com/thumbs/My-Little-Pony-Friendship-is-Magic-Episode-21-Over-a-Barrel.jpg

s127
2011-10-11, 01:27
although nowadays the more feminine you look the cooler you are. So you see tonnes of guys wearing pink shirts and tight pants.

Don't you think it was more like that in the 70's and 80's?

pakistani
2011-10-11, 01:31
i have never seen a girl loving a horse

larali
2011-10-11, 01:34
The pink is for girls/ blue is for boys is relatively new. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/When-Did-Girls-Start-Wearing-Pink.html

jr1
2011-10-11, 01:47
Probably the same reason they like Black men.

Prince Chupacabra
2011-10-11, 02:21
Don't you think it was more like that in the 70's and 80's?

No, i wouldn't say that. Tighter pants may have been more commonplace but they were worn in a masculine style, and your average male wouldn't be buying "designer" jeans. it's that whole metrosexual fad I suppose.

Another big fad going around is these white rimmed sunglasses, being worn on women and MEN.
http://ginavivinetto.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/joe_jonas_white_sunglasses_suit_the_jonas_brothers _300x400_0701082.jpg
:lol:

asingh
2011-10-11, 06:41
i have never seen a girl loving a horse

You have probably only seen horses.
;)

reka
2011-10-11, 08:33
Horses are highly intelligent animals and they represent some kind of elegance, bravery and old-fashioned customs. Think of romantic carriage rides, harlequin romances, the knight in shining armour riding his horse to the woman he loves, strong, brave horses in battle, beautiful manes to brush like what most girls have-ponytails.

OldPretan
2011-10-11, 16:13
It's simple. Riding horseback gives clitoral stimulation to women. I suppose that's why proper women used to ride side saddle.

Have you seen the pommel on a sidesaddle?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidesaddle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Damensattel.jpg

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By the way, what is that obsession with pink colour for girls in western world? Many clothes are pink, toys are pink, book covers are pink, hair pink, chair pink, rooms pink etc.

When I raised up in Soviet Union, I don´t remember that I would wear almost anything pink. My clothes were usually green, blue, white etc. Although, I remember that I did have one pink hat.

In my mother´s ethnic Khanty culture there was not such pink colour at all. And also colours weren´t divided into "girl" or "boy", although otherwise girl and boy games, upbringing, dressing style etc. were different and distinct each from other.

But craziness with pink colour for girls (and blue for boys) in West surprises me. Where this crazyness comes from? Why exactly pink colour for girls, and why in such huge amounts? (from what I´ve seen in some families)

It wasn't always the case, Evi.

http://www.thescavenger.net/feminism-a-pop-culture/how-the-colour-pink-lost-its-masculinity-128.html

Despite the commonness of pink-for-girls and blue-for-boys today, as late as the early 1940s, this colour theory actually existed in the opposite. Pink was seen as the more appropriate colour for boys, while blue was deemed better for girls.
An oft-quoted 1918 Ladies’ Home Journal article declared that: “There has been a great diversity of opinion on the subject, but the generally accepted rule is pink for the boy and blue for the girl. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger colour, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.”
A 1914 issue of the Sunday Sentinel echoed this opinion, while even in 1927, TIME noted that Princess Astrid of Belgium had been hoping for a son, with the cradle “optimistically decorated in pink, the colour for boys”.
It used to be regarded as a strong manly colour. As its feminisation happened after I was born I reclaim it by wearing cerise & fuschia silk shirts. A woman complimented me on the fuschia saying "I like to see a man confident enough to wear pink." i.e. pink=cojones :lol:

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RealMenWearPink

Arguably the basis is that someone who's self-evidently "masculine" doesn't need to demonstrate his masculinity in the stereotypical ways.
..
On the color pink, it should be noted that as late as 1950's, it was still considered a "boy" colour. Pink was seen as a shade of red, which relates to manly concepts like blood and war
...
This trope doesn't work on extremely feminine looking Bishounen or Gender Benders, as it's about MANLY MEN.

5aday
2011-10-11, 18:10
well i'm a cat girl, which i think also as its stereotypes. i love horses they are so beautiful and gentle but i've more love for cats

Me too.

The most beautiful and cutest animal on this planet earth ar CATS :)

1. Domestic cats,
2. Wild cats.

Horses are also nice, but no animal can top cats.

Look at these baby cats + cat mom, aren't they sweethearts ?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3660/3639704642_c202ee6401.jpg

truck
2011-11-15, 12:29
Bump.

Any more opinions ?

Is it horses or ponies ? What do girls really want ?

Genuwine thinks pony. But we all know it is the ride that does it......:evilgrin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7P6ut6HPR8






*******

yahooland
2011-11-15, 13:21
because horses have big dicks :evilgrin:

,no seriously the girls liking horse is more a myth than anything else ,they prefer cats lol because they look like babies

abenjaldún
2011-11-15, 13:46
Because they do not meet me.

Incanal
2011-11-15, 14:05
I think it's a cultural thing. Here, girls don't like horses... Heck, they barely know what a horse is.

Swedish
2011-11-15, 14:15
I hate horses. I hate all land animals actualy, they're boring. Except Siberian Tigers, Snakes, & Spiders. Other than that sea animals such as Sharks all the way.