• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

In memory of November Rain

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Tazer, my sincere condolences for your loss. I remember following this thread years ago as the mystery unraveled, and being so happy when Dux finally found his forever home.

    Thank you. I'm sure I don't need to tell you but you did a truly wonderful thing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Godspeed to your dear friend.

    Comment


    • oh so sorry to hear that dux has passed!
      i faithfully followed this thread from start to finish.
      i am sooo glad that you gave him a wonderful home. its so hard to lose our friends. take care!

      Comment


      • I remember this thread as well, and how kind you were to Dux. He was amazingly lucky to have had you to live out his days with. And it sounds like you were lucky, too. Hugs for you! Godspeed, Dux.

        Comment


        • Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, my goodness. I am so very sorry for your loss. Godspeed, Dux. And thank YOU, Tazer, for taking such wonderful care of a horse who was a champion through and through, and was so deserving of the love you gave him and always will.
          "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief

          Comment


          • Oh, Tazer I am so sorry to hear this news! I, too, followed this thread from start to finish, and was so happy when you were able to bring him home. I know his passing leaves a huge hole in your heart, but thank you.

            Thank you for being so generous, so loving, and so wonderful to give him the retirement and adoration he so truly deserved. Hugs to you, dear one.
            "IT'S NOT THE MOUNTAIN WE CONQUER, BUT OURSELVES." SIR EDMUND HILLARYMember of the "Someone Special To Me Serves In The Military" Clique

            Comment


            • Tazer, I am so very sorry to hear this I remembered the original thread. Dux was so lucky to find you. What a life he had. The last 2 years were definitely the best. I am so not good with the right words in these situations. Just sending lots of hugs and some tissues. At the moment the tissues are for me.

              Terri
              COTH, keeping popcorn growers in business for years.

              "I need your grace to remind me to find my own." Snow Patrol-Chasing Cars. This line reminds me why I have horses.

              Comment


              • Count me in with the group who followed this thread. One of my favorite COTH stores. What a gift you both were to each other. Godspeed Dux
                \"Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it.\" Anne of Green Gables

                Comment


                • Tazer, You and Dux are the whole reason I'm hooked on the COTH Forums. I remember following this thread from the beginning and have thought about you both several times... hoping for updates. I'm sure Dux loved his retirement with you and was truly blessed to find someone who would help him live and pass with dignity. Many {{hugs}} to you as you grieve.
                  "Beware the hobby that eats."
                  Benjamin Franklin

                  Comment

                  • Original Poster

                    I'm very sorry for your lose but very glad that you and this horse found each other. The fact that he had an amazing career to boot gave an amazing story but even if he had not he still deserved to be feed, stay warm, and have some one love him as much as you did. You did a great thing two years ago with out knowing his background and not caring, only wanting to give him a loving home. They were probably the best years of his life.

                    Comment


                    • I am sorry for your loss, but he had a great and happy ending to his story. And that's worth something!
                      ~Veronica
                      "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"
                      http://photobucket.com/albums/y192/vxf111/

                      Comment


                      • Tazer, I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost my old TB last week, who I'd taken in recently during his golden years after a long career as a schoolie. I totally feel your pain and while there is some comfort in knowing that we did the best for these guys in their retirements, it is still heartbreaking.

                        Hugs to you, my friend, and thanks for making a difference for one lovely horse.

                        Comment


                        • Am sorry for your loss but it sounds as if you were truly a "life saver" for this old guy and gave him a couple of well earned years of good care and retirement!
                          www.shawneeacres.net

                          Comment


                          • I never read the thread until it came back up on the 23; and of course read the entire thing last night. What a beautiful story!

                            Lots of hugs and prayers for peace to you... and lots of candy canes in heaven for Dux!!!
                            Live in the sunshine.
                            Swim in the sea.
                            Drink the wild air.

                            Comment


                            • Bless you Tazer and Godspeed Dux.

                              http://community.webshots.com/user/ballyduff
                              \"If you are going through hell, keep going.\" ~Churchill~

                              Comment


                              • I knew him briefly when he was "TM" and I'm so glad he had a good last home. He was a really smart, really cool horse. I'm sorry for your loss.

                                Comment


                                • I've been thinking about him lately with the terribly cold weather we are having...just like the day he came home to you.

                                  I am so sorry to hear about Dux and I am sending you many, great big (((HUGS))).

                                  Thanks for giving him a great home for his last few years.

                                  Godspeed little horse.

                                  Comment


                                  • Condolences on your loss he was a very special horse.
                                    Adoring fan of A Fine Romance
                                    Originally Posted by alicen:
                                    What serious breeder would think that a horse at that performance level is push button? Even so, that's still a lot of buttons to push.

                                    Comment


                                    • Oh, I am so sorry. I remember following the "ups and downs" of this thread a few years ago and being absolutely floored at the ending. I'm so glad he had you.
                                      Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.
                                      W. C. Fields

                                      Comment


                                      • My sincere condolences and as a voice in the horse world, words can not thank you enough for what you did for this wonderful horse. I too knew him as TM when he was showing and you could tell he had a great heart. What a lucky horse in the end to have you come into his life.

                                        Comment


                                        • hugs
                                          There's coffee in that nebula.

                                          Comment

                                          Working...
                                          X