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  1. #1
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    Default Things we have learned not to share

    Here on COTH

    1. Never disclose you work for a saddler, tack shop, horse related business

    2. Never admit your height/weight BMI, especially if you could be considered overweight

    Anyone else care to add?
    I don't always feel up to arguing with your ignorance



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    Never admit that you have used an "unusual" or "alternative" piece of tack or equipment.
    My new mantra - \"Life is too short not to eat ice cream.\"
    ReRiders Clique



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    Never admit you might take medication or imbibe occasionally.



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    I really don't need to know what kind of landing strip you keep down there!

    Or what your dog drags and eats in front of you.

    Or how neurotic your cat is. That's actually normal.
    The truth is what you can get other people to believe.

    -- Tommy Smothers



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    Quote Originally Posted by pony grandma View Post
    I really don't need to know what kind of landing strip you keep down there!


    Don't post photos of the pony's feet asking for trimming/shoeing advice. Never seen that end well...
    ~~Member of the TB's Rule Clique ~~



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    Your horse's conformation, or your riding ablility. AKA Critique threads......

    Also, don't post your opinion. That never usually ends well either.



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    Don't post a question about your horse's illness/lameness/general off-ness without qualifying (preferably a minimum of ten separate times within the same post) that you have had the vet out, or at the very least have an appointment.

    Repeat same in any follow-up posts.



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    bar.ka here

    bar.ka learnt that it nev.er good 2 offer 2 bbq some1 ugly horse. no one like tha.t tough old meat anyway.

    bar.ka radder have go.at on a fryday.



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    Default no pizza toppings or crudites

    that you like pepperoni or carrot sticks



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    Monica67 -- oh how I love you....



    DO NOT SHARE what kind of underwear you wear (or do not wear) with your breeches. We aren't looking at your butt or your VPL.



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    Don't even bother to try to be complete and precise when laying out your question or problem. No one is going to read it anyway. Everyone will read the first line, skim the rest, and give whatever answer pops into their heads.

    Answers usually are:
    - Move! Get out! Leave him/her!
    - The vet/doctor is wrong!
    - It's a scam! You should sue!
    - Try this! I swear it works!

    If you go back and try to point out that the answers aren't in line with the question at all, you are being defensive.

    Give up.
    Arrange whatever pieces come your way. - Virginia Woolf

    Did you know that if you say the word "GULLIBLE" really softly, it sounds like "ORANGES"?



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    Careful with posting what comes to mind here and there, as someone will take offense and be sure to mention you post all over.

    Ok, I counted, from 52 threads in one page, I had posted on 6.
    Guess that maybe 5 could be the magic number we can post in before offending someone?



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    Scared new person backs slowly away, checking and mentally wonders what it is safe to post.
    Mother of the son of UsedtobeHaffy

    Practicing Member of the Not too Klassy for Boxed Wine Clique



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    Quote Originally Posted by Haffy View Post
    Scared new person backs slowly away, checking and mentally wonders what it is safe to post.
    Gah, Haffy!!! NEVER EVER admit you are scared here. EVER.

    They sense it.... they THRIVE on it!! They SMELL it and will hunt you down!

    RUUUUUNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edited by bluemooncowgirl; Apr. 1, 2011 at 03:57 PM. Reason: It wasn't my fault. Velvet relinquished her whip.



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    *whistles*

    "If you're goin' through hell keep on going
    Don't slow down if you're scared don't show it
    You might get out before the devil even knows you're there"

    as she walks away nonchalantly
    Mother of the son of UsedtobeHaffy

    Practicing Member of the Not too Klassy for Boxed Wine Clique



  16. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoZ View Post
    Don't even bother to try to be complete and precise when laying out your question or problem. No one is going to read it anyway. Everyone will read the first line, skim the rest, and give whatever answer pops into their heads.

    Answers usually are:
    - Move! Get out! Leave him/her!
    - The vet/doctor is wrong!
    - It's a scam! You should sue!
    - Try this! I swear it works!

    If you go back and try to point out that the answers aren't in line with the question at all, you are being defensive.

    Give up.
    And if you decide to give up by deleting the OP that's also not going to end up all that well either. Someone almost always will save it in a quote and a thread that has about 50 posts will suddenly mushroom to over 200.

    Anything that you have posted previously can and will be used against you. When posting any information, take a page from the politicians' rule book - never put in writing something that can come back and bite you on the but at a later date. Imagine running for a public office and having a reporter ask you about the "Brazilian and tattoo" you had done in 1986 because they read about it on a horse forum. "Ma'am, did you use any campaign funds to finance that?"



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    Talking

    Oh, and if your house/farm/condo/ranch doesn't look like something out of a House Beautiful magazine, do not: repeat Do NOT post pix of it. Ever.

    Same with your animals. If they aren't clean enough to eat off of and can pass the DQ or George Morris Grooming Awards don't post any pix of them.

    Don't ever admit you bred your mare, deliberately or (shudder) accidentally.



    Most important of all, do NOT, under any circumstances, admit you've walked within 8 feet of a horse without a helmet on!

    Of course, if you've ever actually sat on a horse sans headgear, you should go throw yourself off the nearest bridge immediately for terminal stupidity or at the very least have yourself arrested for attempted suicide. Even if it was only for pictures.
    Especially if it was only for pictures.
    And the photographer should be charged as an accomplice.
    If anyone, even the neighbors watching TV next door have had anything alcoholic to drink or taken anything stronger than a OTC painkiller in the last month, lock them up as well.



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    Don't ever ask for an opinion on a horses pedigree if it has Storm Cat, Mr Prospector, Raise a Native etc. Because if you do and admit to liking said horse the wrath of COTH shall be swift and sure!



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    Don't ever, ever, ever post your very first post without first writing a novel about yourself introducing the World of Coth to you, your horse(s), your SO,DH, DD, sexual preference, religious beliefs, political sway, favorite mattress, suppliment list, number of cats/dogs, and if you have good credit or not -


    or risk being acccused of being a Troll. Because usually you are one.



  20. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBMaggie View Post
    Don't ever, ever, ever post your very first post without first writing a novel about yourself introducing the World of Coth to you, your horse(s), your SO,DH, DD, sexual preference, religious beliefs, political sway, favorite mattress, suppliment list, number of cats/dogs, and if you have good credit or not ...
    ... or landing strip preference.



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