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View Poll Results: Should there be a seperate forum on this board to discuss the "western disciplines"?

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  • NO - keep things as they are.

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  • NO - this is an "English" board, western has no place here.

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    Talking "Western Forum" Does it have a place on COTH?

    Should there be a separate forum on this board to discuss the "western disciplines"?

    I would like to think that COTH discusses all forms of riding. While western disciplines come up in various forums, I would like to see a Western Forum.

    Even Around the Farm and Menagerie have separate groups, forums.
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    Sorry, but what's the difference between options 2 and 3? Is option 3 just supposed to be bitchier?



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    Quote Originally Posted by AmmyByNature View Post
    Sorry, but what's the difference between options 2 and 3? Is option 3 just supposed to be bitchier?
    It's just a not-so-subtle jab at "those snotty English riders".



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    Smile western forum

    This has been requested several times in the past. It has always been turned down. I usually refer to this board as the "everything BUT western" horse forum. Especially with the latest categories that have been added. The explanation is always that it costs $$ to host the site and western isn't applicable to the people who frequent the COTH board. Of course, I'm not quite sure how some of the others apply either, but I won't go there.

    For my western horse fix, I go over the the pleasurehorse.com forum on delphi. It's a very similar group-but mostly western or AQHA HUS. They discuss issues relating to western riding, training, vet issues and off topic, etc...
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    You have to think about COTH's business model. Their editorial product - and their advertisers - skew strongly toward traditionally English disciplines. It's not about snotty English riders - it's about a commercial enterprise devoting resource (dollars and people) toward cultivating a well qualified audience for their advertisers and editorial products.
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    My 2 cents, for whatever it's worth - I'm just starting to ride my Paso western and I love it. However, I think this forum has all kinds of good advice and funnies that transcend whatever one's riding style is.



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    To me the BB has always been an extension of the Chronicle magazine itself. The magazine covers show jumping, dressage, 3-day, hunters, steeplechase / racing, para-riding, fox hunting, driving, endurance, and horse and farm care. It does not cover western.

    The forums currently in place fit with the above topics, no?
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    I feel the board is, and should be a reflection of the Chronicle of the Horse, which is a magazine that covers the disciplines of:

    Breeding; Dressage; Hunting (Sport with horse and hound); Eventing; Chasing; Showing.

    The magazine does not cover western events, or western type riding. There are many other magazines that do cover western riding, and I am sure they have their own forum boards.



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    Adding Western would turn it into HGS.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jetsmom View Post
    Adding Western would turn it into HGS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiramit View Post
    To me the BB has always been an extension of the Chronicle magazine itself. The magazine covers show jumping, dressage, 3-day, hunters, steeplechase / racing, para-riding, fox hunting, driving, endurance, and horse and farm care. It does not cover western.
    Exactly. Pretty sure that's the explanation that's been given in the past, too.
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    HGS? What is HGS?
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    true about the magazine's focus but if you've been noticing some of the ads down the left column, COTH has been broadening their advertising base. So adding more horse people may justify a western forum.

    i certainly think the COTH forum structure is easier to use than Delphi.

    but it's a business decision at the end of the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmmyByNature View Post
    Sorry, but what's the difference between options 2 and 3? Is option 3 just supposed to be bitchier?
    No, some don't like change and some, have been told so, that this is an english forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mara View Post
    It's just a not-so-subtle jab at "those snotty English riders".
    No jab, some are snotty, but just as many western riders are a pain in the ass.

    Quote Originally Posted by jetsmom View Post
    Adding Western would turn it into HGS.

    Never. HGS is a little girl forum.



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    I ride Western and come here more than anywhere. I do have an English saddle that I ride A LOT in and love, but no formal training. I just love how comfy it is. Got me a English pommel bag (http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CEwQ8gIwAA#) LOVE IT! And hit the trails!
    I want a signature but I have nothing original to say except: "STHU and RIDE!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiramit View Post
    To me the BB has always been an extension of the Chronicle magazine itself. The magazine covers show jumping, dressage, 3-day, hunters, steeplechase / racing, para-riding, fox hunting, driving, endurance, and horse and farm care. It does not cover western.

    The forums currently in place fit with the above topics, no?
    Even FEI has excepted reining.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 7HL View Post

    Never. HGS is a little girl forum.
    LOL! I go there sometimes.... I'm 48. I guess that says a lot about me. (horsegroomingsupplies.com)
    I want a signature but I have nothing original to say except: "STHU and RIDE!!!

    Wonderful COTHER's I've met: belleellis, stefffic, snkstacres and janedoe726.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 7HL View Post
    Even FEI has excepted reining.
    Do you mean excepted, or accepted?



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    Has The Chronicle magazine covered any/many of the FEI reining events?

    If not, there's your answer. It's not a discipline covered by The Chronicle.



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    OP: it's 'separate'. Please.

    7HL: they have not 'excepted' reining, they have 'accepted' reining.

    Thanks.
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