This site is being closed under current management. It has been a long run, and there where some good times, but my mind and heart are no longer in this effort. I have not found an easy exit strategy over the years, so it will just come to shutting down, un-announced.
If you would like to inquire about purchasing the domain name and/or forums as they existed on 4/13/2013 please contact directly.
That board had a really weird vibe, a lot of it Mark's doing. The nastiness from the days of the Political Forums permeated to the general discussion areas. IMHO the members who will be affected the most will be the self proclaimed "experts" who will now have to find a new board to feel important on and those who needed positive affirmations for their horse, training methods, achievements etc. It may have filled a niche, but COTH has always been a better board to come to for no nonsense equestrian related topics.
Seemed to be used mainly by weekend dressage wannabes.
WOW. What crap. THIS is why I enjoyed that board so much more than THIS one full of arrogant types. I received MANY more nasty comments here than there; in fact, I once boycotted this board for a while due to the nastyness.
Lori, i agree, I did like that board. I never found anyone on the general forum
nasty at all. They were all quite supportive.
The political forum, was snarky, but a lively conversation. The was only one
person on the board that drove me nuts, lets make that two people, who just
said things to get everyone riled up. I thoroughly enjoyed most of the conversations.
I didn't go on the training portion as i had nothing to ad.
Sorry i will really miss the board!