loves horses, so it would totally make sense for her to date a fellow equestrian…right?

EnterKarl Cook, the hunky professional rider who is rumored to be romancing theBig Bang Theorystar! Kaley, 30,Instagrammedtwo very couple-y pictures of herself and Karl, 26, but the potential pair haveyet to officially declare their relationship status.

E! News reached out to Kaleys rep for comment but did not receive an immediate response. In the meantime, though, here are five things you need to knowabout the man whomighthave captured Kaleys heart.

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1. Hes an Accomplished Equestrian Now, but He Almost Quit the Sport: Earlier this month, Karl andFarraritook home the blue ribbonin the $25,500 SmartPak Grand Prix and the $15,000 UltrOz Jumper. (In case the prize amounts dont give it away, you should know competitions like this are a big deal in the horse world, and they only represent a fraction of Karls wins.)

That said, there was a time when the California-based athlete considered giving up the sport completely. After excelling as a young rider, Karl reached a point in the Spring of 2012 where he started backsliding and simply couldnt get back in the groove,The Chronicle of the Horsereported. He was riding badly, his horses werent at their best, and he just couldnt seem to find clear rounds, no matter how high the jumps stood.

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Fortunately, Karl stuck with the sport. It sounds silly, but I didnt know how to do anything else, he told the publication.I really didnt want to go to school, so it was either that and be very unhappy, or really get after riding.

And that he did, largely under the supervision of his new trainerEric Navetof France. PerThe Chronicle of the Horse, this meant rebuilding [Karls] program from the ground up, and although it took a lot of hard work, his career success indicates it was well worth it.

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2. Hes Not the Only Rider in the Family: Karls motherSigne Ostbyis a rider herself and the owner of several of the horses on which he competes. The familys stallions are the creme de la creme and used as studs inPomponio Ranchs breeding program.

Kaley would likely get along well with Karls momandhis sister,Annie Laurie Cook, who hasalso ridden on the competitive level.

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3. Hes Also Not the Only Big Deal in the Family: According toForbesestimates, Karls fatherScott Cookhas a net worth of around $2 billion (yes, with a B.) He founded tax software firm Intuit in 1983–youre probably familiar with the companys QuickBooks and TurboTax programs, which are reportedly used by more than 37 million people around the world.

Mom Signe is quite the entrepreneur herself. Per herUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison bio(shes a co-founder of Wisconsin School of Business Center for Brand and Product Management), she launched her software startup in 1982 and later launched a marketing strategy consulting practice and worked for companies including Apple, IBM, HP, Radio Shack and more.

4. Hes Artistic (Just Like Kaley): In a 2010 interview withPhelps Sports, Karl opened up about his interests outside of the sport, saying, I enjoy photography and whenever I take a trip anywhere I usually take my camera with me. I am also into making bowls, cups, tables and many other things on a wood lathe. I call it lazy turning. Instead of having to move a carving tool around and care into wood I just sit there and hold a tool under the wood as the machine turns the wood.

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Literally everything he does is epic and perfect. And hes a health nut apparently! My guy norman ????

A video posted by @normancook onMar 23, 2016 at 8:36pm PDT

5. He Might Already Have the Perfect Last Name: Everyone knows Kaleys dogNormanis the love of her life. Her Instagram handle (@normancook) is in honor of her beloved pup, whose name at leastappearsto be Cook (rather than Cuoco).Cuocois also Italian forcook(as in chef), so even if the dog is NormanCuoco, NormanCookstill has some significance and a nice ring to it.

Were not marriage-minded just yet, but if Karl has a place in Kaleys future, itd be nice if he already had the same last name as Norman. Just sayin.

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