• 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.



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

Can anyone help a few kids?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Can anyone help a few kids?

    I don't know if this is the right way to go about this or not. I run a small lesson program. I have a few kids in my lesson program whose parents don't have a ton of money. Most of the kids I teach have learning disabilities or self esteem issues. We all know horses are great listeners and wonderful healers. I completely encourage their love of horses and allow them to work in the barn for lessons. I have 2 girls in particular that I can't keep out of the barn. The weather can be horrible and they will constantly groom, do stalls, clean water buckets or just sweep so they can be in around the horses. Their parents are both single parents with no help financially from the other parent. These kids love riding. The one girl is a teenager and she fell head over heels in love with a thoroughbred gelding that we rescued...needless to say I have a oft heart and that gelding is still here and let's just say he's not looking for a home anytime soon. These kids all had problems before they found horses and I don't want them to lose this. I'm hoping if anyone has anything they don't want riding apparel or tack wise you can help them. I've collected some stuff from my old equipment and from others whom were going to toss stuff. We were able to obtain high boots for the teenager but the other little girl needs everything. I've done a lot for these kids and want to see them continue. Please PM me if you can help....I'd love to hand them anything they are very deserving.

  • #2
    riding clothes

    google the riders closet. Just write them a letter and they will mail you anything in riding clothes you need other than a helmet. we use them for the kids here that show iea and intercollegiate but cannot afford clothes. it is all free. It all evens out in the end as we pass the stuff around each year and donate back anything we have that we dont need from our own show careers


    • #3
      If you could post specific items and sizes, it might help people figure out if they have anything that could work.


      • Original Poster

        Stuff For Kids

        Breeches...I know their pants size 12/14 girls and 1/2 womens
        Boots sz 6 and sz 7 1/2 both womens
        Currently using school helmets but would be nice if they had their own 7 1/2 and 7
        Black gloves would help them
        Eventing Vests

        as far as equipment:

        Anything they could call their own.

        The one child rides a funky sized TB that she just adores....I bought the blanket she wanted for him and I got her a saddle as my friend sold it to me dirt cheap...She'd love her own bridle, saddle pads, girth..

        The other little girl rides a pony. She would love her own English bridle for her...I got her a saddle as well and girth. She also has saddle pads. I only had a western headstall that fit the pony. it works but she's wanting to take her to a show.

        Anything to make these kids smile.


        • #5
          I have a pair of never worn tall boots that are either a size 6 or size 6 1/2. Nothing fancy - got them on Tack of the Day. Would be happy to send them along.

          Black or brown bridle?

          Will look around to see what else I have.


          • #6
            I have an old/not great quality cob sized black dressage bridle with reins and some cute a/p saddle pads that kids might like. PM if interested.
            *OMGiH I Loff my Mare* and *My Saddlebred Can Do Anything Your Horse Can Do*


            • #7
              I have a no name beginner saddle maybe I could send that, where are you located>
              Mai Tai aka Tyler RIP March 1994-December 2011
              Grief is the price we pay for love- Gretchen Jackson
              "And here she comes. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's ZENYATTA!"


              • #8
                I think I have a 7 1/2 helmet sitting around. Maybe been worn once or twice, didnt fit me. I'll check when I get to the barn and pm you.


                • #9
                  What size gloves? Do they need shirts/vests to ride in, how about for the weather related is it getting cold or wet whereever you are? What do you mean by "funky" sized TB. Be specific, no one is going to think you are greedy, believe me.
                  "We, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit." JFK


                  • Original Poster

                    More Info on Kids

                    Hello again! Both girls wear small or medium gloves. One wears a 7 helmet one a 7 1/2. We would love them to have protective vests on as the one girl does like to go out x country with a friend of ours. She would wear a small/medium. We are located in New Tripoli, PA. It is cold and wet here right now LOL. The TB is funky sized in the sense that he's a small horse but not cob. He's got a funky build with his withers too...but she loves the big lug. He means enough to her that he spent a few days in the hospital due to a gnarly injury because I couldn't bear to upset her. He's healed now and she spent every hour she could hand walking/grooming him and just letting him know he's loved and she brought him back afterwards. Please feel free to PM me I have never done this so I'm not sure what all to put in this thread.


                    • #11
                      Put info about what the girls' do in terms of riding so folks will know what they might need most, also, please do not be shy and say whether they have barn clothes including raincoats to work out with you, workboots too. As well, include some sizes for their 4 legged friends, I am sure they would like to see them get something special. Do you need blankets especially for the shark withered? or mutton withered? horse for the winter, I know you spent extra on him when you really were not intending to keep him and did for the sake of the one girl. Explain a little bit more what their situation is like and what this all means to them. That would help.
                      "We, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit." JFK


                      • Original Poster

                        Both girls ride Hunters......They both could use muck boots and rain coats as they wear sneakers. The younger girl wears a 6 1/2 ladies and a large childs or small womans coat/sweatshirt...The older girl wears a womens 7 1/2 and a Medium womans if not a small. Their situations are similar in the sense that both are in single parent homes and have very little in extra funds. They would love if their horse/pony would get some fun stuff. The shark withered gelding wears a 75" blanket.....She has been borrowing another boarders pad to ride him with because of his wither its called a mattis pad.....I got him a wither pad but it wasn't thick enough. We have been working on her earning money doing other things to get him a full set of woof boots as well. He wears a medium. The pony is a top of the line medium at 13.2. She wears a 66" blanket. She's a chunky little thing that seems to be every childs favorite but specifically this child really took an interest in her. She draws her all the time and talks about her non stop...She truly is this childs world. Both children love to groom their chosen horses for hours. Anything anyone would give to them would be greatly appreciated. Both girls are desperate to show and we have a boarder who will pay their showing fees. One child has severe social issues and has really come out of her shell with the horses and is slowly making friends with all the other kids in the barn. We just want them both to fit in.


                        • #13
                          Hi. I was just wondering if you had received a size 7 helmet yet. If not, let me know-I have one I could ship out to you as well as size small black leather half chaps and 3 strap double lock Woof boots. I'm not sure if the Woof would fit your horse or not but I'd be happy to include them. I also have a small black Tipperary vest with a broken zipper. If you know of someone who could repair the zipper, it still has lots of years left.

                          Please PM me with your address and any or all items you would be interested in.


                          • Original Poster

                            Many Thanks!

                            The response to this has been wonderful!

                            Yesterday we received 3 pair of schooling breeches! The one little girl was here and went nuts when I handed them to her!

                            THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

                            She had an ear to ear smile on her!


                            • #15
                              Hi. I do believe i was at your barn on Thursday.

                              Cothers..this lady is running a wonderful barn for these girl!

                              I have some muck boots and will be by next week. I will bring them. I will also looks for other things that you listed.


                              • Original Poster

                                Thank you!

                                Thank you so much in advance!!!

                                These kids deserve the best we can give them =)


                                • #17
                                  Could you still use 7.5 sized tall boots? They are lightly used black "field" boots...
                                  Also have an old beta vest that I used at the track. Not sure if it conforms to current regulations.


                                  • #18
                                    Just wanted to let you know that two boxes went out today. They included a small Tipperary vest (with the broken zipper), a size 7 CO helmet, pair of small black half chaps, pair of 3 strap Woof boots, pair of open front jump boots and 2 blue saddle pads. One saddle pad has the letter "k" embroidered on it-hopefully one of the girls or horses has a K in their name!


                                    • Original Poster

                                      MKEvent everything received today! The one little girl saw the packages arrive and took off running down the driveway....Helmet and half chaps were worn tonight while she rode! She was so excited it was awesome to see her that excited...She said she feels like a professional rider now LOL. Thank you so much.


                                      • #20
                                        Your post made my night!!

                                        I'm so glad they fit!! Isn't it great when something so simple brings so much joy!

                                        If you get a chance sometime, please send pictures!