• 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

14 year old TB mare FREE LEASE in MD. Video from her first show added! Post 46

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

  • 14 year old TB mare FREE LEASE in MD. Video from her first show added! Post 46

    My broodmare is a broodmare no longer and is being transitioned into a new career as a low level event horse. We started hacking her in November after she weaned her last foal just to build her strength up. In February I got a call from a friend asking if my mare could fill in for one of her student's horses when they went to Aiken. So my broodie who hadn't been ridden regularly since she was on the track seven years earlier packed up and headed South. They did a lot with her, maybe a little more than I was comfortable with but she liked it and handled it well so no harm done.

    She is just a tad too small for me. I don't have the money to just keep another horse standing around and she seems too talented to do nothing. I have a place I can retire her to if nothing else pans out but that seems like such a waste. I would really love to do an on site (Bel Air, MD) free lease or even a half lease but would consider her going somewhere relatively nearby. I guess I should add that she could probably be a nice hunter if someone wants to go that route. She is more of a hunter mover than a true dressage mover in my opinion.

    She is green but sound and sane and willing, just needs someone a little smaller than me to bring her along. Any idea how I can go about finding an appropriate person for her? She is 15.2+ but stocky. She wears a 50 inch girth so definitely not narrow. Thanks for your help!

    http://www.dreamhorse.com/show_horse...rse_id=1781661
    Attached Files
    Last edited by Laurierace; Jun. 2, 2012, 03:09 PM.
    McDowell Racing Stables

    Home Away From Home
  • Original Poster

    #2
    Guess I should add that Jess is retired from the breeding shed due to life threatening dystocias in three out of her four pregnancies with each being worse than the year before. So no, the leaser can not breed her.
    McDowell Racing Stables

    Home Away From Home

    Comment

    • Original Poster

      #3
      I know green is a lot of work but this is an amazing mare. If she were just a tad larger or me a tad smaller she would be my next eventer.
      McDowell Racing Stables

      Home Away From Home

      Comment


      • #4
        Do you have videos?
        We could all take a lesson from crayons some are sharp, some are beautiful, some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they still learn to live in the same box. Unknown.

        Comment

        • Original Poster

          #5
          She hasn't really done anything worth videoing yet, so no. Maybe as her training increases I can get something.
          McDowell Racing Stables

          Home Away From Home

          Comment


          • #6
            I know this mare personally. She is cute, sound, and willing. She had not been ridden in quite some time and handled it like a champ. She is well worth coming to look at. Mine and Lauries trainer has been working with her, so she is getting a great foundation to boot.

            Comment

            • Original Poster

              #7
              I rode Jess tonight in my lesson and she was wonderful! I was very pleasantly surprised by how much fun she was. She is obviously different than my schoolmaster but she is willing and able. We even jumped some. She trotted right up to the jump and landed in a nice, uphill canter and cantered away. She is still a work in progress but is on her way!
              McDowell Racing Stables

              Home Away From Home

              Comment


              • #8
                still available?

                Would you be willing to send her to MA by any chance?

                Comment

                • Original Poster

                  #9
                  It definitely isn't my first choice to send her that far away but if nothing else pans out I may consider it. My reasoning for free leasing her instead of giving her away is her life threatening dystocias. She has such incredible babies that everyone seems to want to breed her. I want to be able to retain ownership so that I can insure she is never bred again. Breeding her would violate the lease and I would take her back. That would be hard to do from many states away. I will let you know.
                  McDowell Racing Stables

                  Home Away From Home

                  Comment

                  • Original Poster

                    #10
                    Jess is going to my daughter's pony club meeting on Saturday. If I can get someone to ride her I will get some video of her hacking around and possibly jumping a little if all goes well. If I can't get someone to ride her, I will have to ride her myself so I will have to just tell you all about it!
                    McDowell Racing Stables

                    Home Away From Home

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      If you wind up needing a rider so you can get some video, I volunteer mine. If you want/need. I could bring her to you anytime...she is a confident kid (teen) who can handle anything sane up to about 3 or 3'3" o/f and whatever you need on the ground.

                      I also may know someone your mare might be a good fit for, and she would be in an EXCELLENT program.
                      If you love me let me go....

                      Comment

                      • Original Poster

                        #12
                        Thank you, that is a very generous offer! My daughter was planning to ride her so I did not come prepared to ride. I was dressed in shorts and muck shoes! Mare was perfect while we were waiting for the dressage lesson to finish and stood perfectly to be tacked and mounted. She got a little jiggy with my daughter so she decided she didn't want to ride. I lunged her for 5 minutes and got on her myself in shorts and muck shoes! She was very good but obviously I didn't allow anyone to take pictures of us in my get up. So I think we learned something about her in that she needs to trot around on the lunge to get her nerves settled then she can move on to other things. Makes sense.
                        McDowell Racing Stables

                        Home Away From Home

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Does make sense if she is greener at this. She sure is very pretty - I can see why everyone wants to breed her, lol. No one at our barn breeds anything, everyone is H/J and boarding so if she came to one of our riders you would have no worries on that angle. When you have video, let me know so I can pass it on. My other offer stands any time.
                          If you love me let me go....

                          Comment

                          • Original Poster

                            #14
                            Well, why don't you come see her for yourself then we can make the video. I think that sounds like a great idea!
                            McDowell Racing Stables

                            Home Away From Home

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Sure, just let me know when. I am pretty flexible.
                              If you love me let me go....

                              Comment

                              • Original Poster

                                #16
                                Pm sent. See you then!
                                McDowell Racing Stables

                                Home Away From Home

                                Comment

                                • Original Poster

                                  #17
                                  Thank you to alittlegray and her lovely 13 year old daughter! She did a great job with Jess as you can see here:

                                  http://www.facebook.com/video/video....91011375&saved
                                  McDowell Racing Stables

                                  Home Away From Home

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    Thanks to Laurie for letting DD sit on her absolutely sweet, gorgeous mare. She is a lovely prospect who just went softly around with a teen in the irons. She is a super cute mover, and really wants to please. She didn't put one foot wrong. She got flying changes in both directions easily, and down the straightaway after a fence. A++++ mare in every way!

                                    I have a bit of video I can add after we get home

                                    Every critter Laurie had in the barn was gorgeous, for sure!
                                    If you love me let me go....

                                    Comment

                                    • Original Poster

                                      #19
                                      What a good little rider she is! Jess seemed to love her.
                                      McDowell Racing Stables

                                      Home Away From Home

                                      Comment

                                      • Original Poster

                                        #20
                                        Here is a short video of her jumping a crossrail. Note the lead change after the first jump. I didn't even know she knew how to do those but she got them in both directions.

                                        http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150821125546375
                                        Last edited by Laurierace; May. 15, 2012, 04:43 PM.
                                        McDowell Racing Stables

                                        Home Away From Home

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X