About: Cat; International Cowgirl

International Cowgirl came about trying to define part of my life and mesh 2 parts that rarely see each other in normal day to day life but in mine; they do. I am from Edinburgh, Scotland which is in the United Kingdom/Great Britain. I live an International life between Central Florida and the UK but being an avid equestrian & growing up riding English/Classic, I couldn’t NOT be around horses or animals in general when I moved to the US with my mother. This then lead to me being welcomed by friends I met at school into the local Western riding and horse community which was and still is a blast! So now IΒ cover rodeos and horse shows, cowgirls, cowboys & the Western and English riding lifestyle on the blog along with rodeos and shows across the UK, Europe, New Zealand & Australia. I like to shed light on local and national topics/issues that occur in the equine/rodeo community, trying to bridge the gap on the feud between Western & English differences and also love to promote and celebrate those in my community who are making a difference and working their butts off to make their dreams come true.

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55 thoughts on “About: Cat; International Cowgirl”

  1. Hi there Cat:) Thank you for subscribing to my blog Hot Rod Cowgirl! I look forward to knowing you more through your blog so I am subscribing to yours as well:) It sounds like we have lots in common with animals and our love of writing! I love my horses and of course Minnie my 18 year old kitty angel, she is the Queen of the house…and you would have noticed Ms. Ellie who is our newest baby…and so very cute:) I have three horses right now, Melody who is 8, Buck who is 10 and Annie who is 4…they keep me busy. I work in our business as I run the office, bookkeeping, advertising and promotional, I do the photography and take care of everything else too with our ranch here and the house. Wild Bill and I have been married almost 37 years now and we are still having fun:) It is nice to meet you and I will see you on down the dusty trail!

    1. Awesome. Thank you for subscribing to me also. Your blog caught my eye when I was scrolling through animal related topics. Thank you for introducing yourself and it was great “meeting” you. πŸ™‚ Looking forward to learning more about you and your adventures. Speak with you soon.

      1. Thank you for the reply:) Have a great Monday in sunny Florida…where I live in Oregon it is cloudy today, 45 degrees right now and we are to have 30-40 mph wind so they are forecasting a dust storm by later afternoon…ugh! It would be nice to live in a warmer climate where you can ride your horses year around:)

      2. Urgh! Can we switch? ha ha! In Florida we have hot, HOT, hotter and hottest. It is nice to be able to ride our horses year round, but in summer we tend to night ride since it is cooler. I am originally from Scotland, so the heat still surprises me sometimes. I have a friend that travels out to Washington State and Oregon to ride and help with cattle drives throughout the year. She travels all over the west and I love hearing her stories. I hope you have a lovely Monday in Oregon too and maybe one day can visit our sun-shiney state! πŸ™‚

      3. I hope to travel to Florida too someday:) Your humidity is much more than we have here. We live in a dry climate, usually get 9-10″ of rain a year. We are on the Eastern side of Oregon however on the Western side they have LOTS of wet weather and rain…that would drive me nuts! Cattle drives oh how I miss those! Every year growing up my Dad drove our cattle 90 miles from the summer pastures in the mountains to the winter pastures…I always got to help gather the cows and then often got to go on the cattle drive. I miss that so much…maybe sometime you can go with your friend and ride on one as I know you would love it:)

  2. Thanks for following my blog. You’re in FL? What part? My sister is near Jacksonville but also lived in Boca. I “heart” Florida. Also, I have a friend who’s lived and traveled all around the world. His favorite city is Edinburgh. I’ve never been, but maybe someday. . .

    1. Yes. I am about an hour and a half away from Jacksonville. Florida is my home just as much as Edinburgh. I love both places. I would recommend anyone to go Scotland at some point in their lives. It is definitely a unique and once in a lifetime trip. And thank you for following mine also. πŸ™‚

  3. Hi Cat! Thanks for subscribing to my blog. I have found yours to be pretty interesting myself. I have made my blog all about my horses and horse activities but I too am an animal lover in general. Along with our 17 horses we also have 2 cats(both are fixed), and 5 dogs. I have always lived here in the great state of Louisiana. Though I would love to travel and find out about other countries and their cultures I just can’t seem to find the time money or energy to do so. I am a nurse by profession but boy did I choose wrong. I really am not a people person I would much rather deal with my animals. I hope you enjoy my blog site it’s intent is to be funny, sad, and informative all the same time. As well as to get my business out there and recognized. Looking forward to reading more of your blog posts in the future.

    1. Thanks! Yes, I your blog definitely peaked my interest and as a fellow animal lover I know I will enjoy it. My two domestic cats are fixed but these barn cats are a challenge. We will get there sooner or later. I would love to see Louisiana one day soon and I am happy that things are going good for you. I totally understand the whole dealing with people versus animal ordeal. Some people make me love my animals more and more each day. Ha ha. Thanks again and I look forward to seeing your blog posts and business soar. πŸ™‚

  4. Hi Catriona! Let me call you this way please, because I absolutely love your name!! I’ve never seen it before, and I always enjoy hearing non-typical names (maybe because mine is one of them?). Anyways, thank you so much for visiting and following my blog, I’m so glad to have you on my network now. I’m dying to go to Edinburgh, I absolutely love every single picture that I see of that city. Congratulations on your engagement, and best of luck on your wedding planning! Can’t wait to see more from you. Cheers! Yael

    1. Thank you so much Yael! I am so happy and thankful for you to be following my blog and in my network now also. It definitely caught my eye. I don’t mind you calling my by my full name. It is just hard for most people. It is Scottish Gaelic. I LOVE your name also…it is very unique and beautiful. I advise anyone and everyone to go to Scotland, especially Edinburgh at some point in their lives. It is a once in a lifetime trip . Thank you again for your kind words and I look forward to keeping up with your blog. Have a lovely day! — Catriona.

  5. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I love your description of your horses- especially Spidey! I can picture a TB being all legs! I’m going to check around and see if you have posted any pictures of Sparkles, because miniatures are the best! πŸ™‚

  6. Hello Cat, thank you for the ‘follow’ I hope you enjoy my mix of horses, people and other weird stuff (I cannot promise astronauts, however I can probably manage spaced out ?!?!?)

  7. So Cat, you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers, sometimes known as The Spikey’s….

    I really appreciate you wanting to become a new follower, after all, there are many many interesting and entertaining blogs out there.

    Anyway, I hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.I have added plenty of categories now to help readers. If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, by all means let me know, either through β€˜comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input πŸ™‚

    Thanks again for your vote of confidence, and hope you have a great old day…

    UNCLE SPIKE
    uncle.spikes.adventures1@gmail.com

    1. I would definitely check out Edinburgh. It is Scotland’s capital. I would highly recommend visiting the highlands. Anywhere north of Stirling and even Stirling itself is lovely such as Glencoe, Loch Ness, Inverness, Fort William…I hope you have a brilliant trip!

  8. Hi Cat! Thanks for following my blog. I really enjoyed reading many of your posts here. I, too, am an avid animal lover. I adore horses though I don’t own any and haven’t ridden in many, many years (and even then, only rode a few times). I find horses act like really big dogs. They are so fun and funny.

    I see you live in or near Volusia County. I once lived in Daytona, Ormond Beach and South Daytona and worked in Holly Hill. The Daytona Beach Farmers Market on Beach street was one of my fave hangouts and I miss it a lot. Currently, I live in the Clearwater/St. Petersburg, FL area with my hubby, my 2 sons, two Australian Shepherds, a mixed breed we like to call our gypsy dog, and an orange, precocious kitty. It’s nice to “meet” a fellow Floridian.

    I wish I could hear your accent. The Scottish brogue is one of my favorites to listen to, though I wonder if you’ve lost the majority of it living in the States. Anyway, loved reading your posts (the political correctness one had me smiling) and I look forward to reading more about your fun life. Thanks for the connect!!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I have lost a lot of my accent but not overly so. I have a weird mixed accent but you can tell that I am not American. You should like you have a houseful to keep you occupied LOL! I have never been to the Daytona Beach Farmers Market even thought I only live about 15-20 minutes away. I should go check it out sometime. I have heard Clearwater/St Pete area is lovely! I look forward to seeing more of your blog!

  9. Thanks for visiting my blog “Musings of a Horse Mom.” … Equine Assisted Therapy is so powerful. I have experienced it in the past and may look into some more in the spring. Of course, every day that I spend with my horse is great therapy. πŸ˜‰ … Good luck with your wedding plans. … Nurture what you love, Dorothy πŸ™‚

  10. Hi Cat πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by my blog, I figured it was about time I hopped online and returned the visit so here I am. It seems we have quite a few things in common – I look forward to reading more πŸ™‚

  11. Hi Cat, thank you for subscribing to my blog, Equitherapy. If you are in Colorado, I hope you will have a chance to attend one of my 2014 Year of the Horse art shows. As to your opening paragraph, I love the British, including the Scottish- you have a lovely accent and the Scottish countryside is gorgeous! Best wishes

  12. Thanks for the follow. I know Edinburgh fairly well, and the UK is currently (not really) excited about the Independence Referendum in Scotland. You seem to have a dream life out in Florida, with horses, cats and chickens, not to mention a good man thrown in.
    I wish you well, and success with your blog.
    Regards from Norfolk, (rural, but only a dog so far…) Pete.

    1. Yes its a bit of a rough subject that independence stuff. To be honest I think we will be just fine not getting it but there’s always pros and cons to everything. Thanks for stopping by. I enjoy your blog as for the dream life…its great and can only get better. I’ve got friends in Norfolk at and near the navy base. It seems lovely but a visit is in need to confirm. LOL. Thank you again and best wishes also. – Cat.

      1. No need to feel silly, it is a very common misconception. As you know, we had Norfolk first!
        I just know Sophie from ‘back then’, and I have spiritually followed her across the Atlantic.
        No danger of me moving to America though.
        Cheers, Pete.

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