What % Cowgirl Are You?

By: Zoe Samuel
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
What % Cowgirl Are You?
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About This Quiz

The cowboy and cowgirl are in many ways the most iconic American symbols in our culture. They are a duo who were able to scratch out a living in a tough landscape. Today, their descendants are still with us, living the modern version of that same lifestyle. The horses have been partially replaced by ATVs and trucks, the music is amplified, and the amount of steak consumed has risen, but the fundamental values are the same. Cowgirls and cowboys appreciate family, loyalty, and country. They eat meat, they dress plainly, and they work hard—but they also know how to kick back and party.

Of course, you don't have to go full cowgirl to enjoy some elements of it. Perhaps you're the ultimate city sophisticate, but you come from a ranching family and your roots are still out there among the steers and the tumbleweeds. Perhaps you're at the other end of the scale: a line-dancing, slide-guitar playing, straight-shooting, country girl who loves her horses, her dogs, her truck, and her fella? Perhaps you're somewhere in between. It's time to find out just what percentage cowgirl you really are!

How old were you when you learned to ride a horse?
2
6
11
Over 18

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How many cowboy hats do you own?
6
4
1
None

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How good is your aim with a slingshot?
I never miss!
Pretty good!
Erratic.
I have never used one.

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How big is your favorite hat?
It's a nice big Stetson
It's a cute fedora
It's a beanie
I don't really like hats

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Do you have a good head for heights?
Yes, of course
It's decent
It's average
No, I get dizzy standing on a chair

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Can you rope a steer?
Of course!
If it stands still.
No but I can throw a lasso at least!
I can't even tie a lasso.

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Do you defend your own property against all comers?
Yes, me and my dogs.
I haven't had to but I fantasize about it.
No, but I could call the police and have them do it.
No, if someone comes at this place I will run away.

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How many pairs of proper outdoor boots do you own?
All of them!
5
3
1

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What do you think of people who have a no-shoe policy in their house?
They're insane.
They're just uptight.
I admire them!
I am one.

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What kind of dog do you have?
Multiple Labradors
Two hounds
One terrier
I don't have a dog

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How's your line dancing?
I won a contest once!
Pretty good!
Passable
I don't know what that is

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What instrument do you play?
Slide guitar
Harmonica
Piano
I don't

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What's your signature dish to bring to a potluck?
Chili
Potato salad
Corn on the cob
Duck confit

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What's the best kind of party?
Tailgate
Barbecue
Dinner
Cocktail

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What's the most physical job you've ever had?
Ranch hand
Groom
Waitress
Temp

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How do you get internet at your house?
Satellite
Dial-up
DSL
Cable

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Have you ever shod a horse?
Yes
I've helped
I've watched
I've never been anywhere near that

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In your life, how many fenceposts have you put up?
More than I can count
One row
One
None

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Can you do a proper four-fingered whistle?
Of course!
I can do two!
No but I can just about whistle in tune.
I can't whistle at all!

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When do you put up your Christmas lights?
They are always up
September
Thanksgiving
Christmas lights are tacky

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What's for dinner?
Steak
Chicken
Fish
Tofu

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When is the last time you fished for your own dinner?
Yesterday
A few week ago
Last summer
Years ago

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Can you gut a fish?
I'm doing that right now!
I sure could!
No but I could scale it.
Ew, no.

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When did you first sleep out under the stars?
We camped in the backyard aged 7
21st birthday trip
Recently
I never have

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Could you ever live in a major city?
No, I'd die
Maybe for school
For a few years but I couldn't raise kids there
Sure, why not?

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If your horse is being annoying in the stable, how do you discipline it?
Give it a thwack on the rump
Tell it what's what
Soothe it
I have no idea!

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What's the worst injury you've ever had from falling off a horse?
Concussion
Broken bone
Bruising
Loss of dignity

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What's the scariest thing that has ever bitten you?
Rattlesnake
Dog
Bug
Human

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What sort of outdoor seating do you have at your place?
Couch
Hammock
Adirondack chair
I don't have any

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Which vegetable do you eat most often?
Corn on the cob
Greens
Beans
Arugula

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