• 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

TALL SADDLEBRED GELDING RIDES/DRIVES FOR ADOPTION - WNY

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

  • TALL SADDLEBRED GELDING RIDES/DRIVES FOR ADOPTION - WNY

    I rescued this now 9 year old 16.1-16.2H bay Saddlebred gelding from a bad auction last year, he has been at a saddleseat barn for the last year, but the young girl is unable to pay his board and bills any longer, he needs a great home. He is sweet, sane, very personable. Drives very well, he was a Mennonite horse for a while, rides too, the Mennonite's 11 year old daughter used to ride him around the farm bareback. He would be best for someone experienced with ASB's/Arabs/horses with a little energy, not a bad horse at all, just not dopey quiet. He has been shown, even won a park class, but has a lot of anxiety in a show atmosphere. Might be best for a pleasure riding/driving home. I myself, and my friends, have ridden him without problem in the ring, around the farm, down the road (he's very comfortable and safe on the road, even knows to stop at intersections, look both ways and proceed when clear). On the trail by himself, he is a bit insecure, but probably would make a great trail horse if he was taken out with a steady been-there done-that horse.

    I can answer any questions, give more information, and send more photos, if interested. Prospective homes will be thoroughly checked out, and adoption contract will be required....Would prefer he stay relatively local, in case he needs rescuing again. Only to an experienced, loving, caring home. Please tell me about yourself, your experience, where he would be kept and how, and what you would plan to do with him...Thanks!


    http://www2.snapfish.com/thumbnailsh...0250_99150250/
    Last edited by artisticgold; Dec. 25, 2009, 09:01 PM.

  • #2
    Piper the ASB

    Hi, I've been back to look at Piper several times, although my husband will definitely be perturbed as we already have 4... three Haflingers (two who ride, one only a yearling) and a Morgan-Percheron cross auction rescue. Said rescue was purchased in 2008 as I've been looking for a finished driving horse and that's how she was billed. She's a petrified fearful driving horse so I've never tried to put her to my Meadowbrook. So when I saw that your boy has some experience, I thought I'd at least check...

    We are located in Clifton Springs, NY between Rochester and Syracuse. Where are you in NY? How is Piper with other horses? We have three mares and a gelding. My husband farms, I'm a 20 yr govt employee, and the horses are my fun, my health program and well cared for. We don't show, but ride around our farm and I've been taking some driving lessons to start doing that too. So an experienced driving horse would be ideal, my Haflinger that drives is too green at this point.

    Anyways, I thought I would ask even if I don't really need another one. also, my first horse back in '83 was an Arab four yr old, so I have the experience with the hotter breeds. Is this horse high-strung?

    Thanks for any input, Lisa

    Comment


    • #3
      Aw I remember when you found Piper last year. A shame his owner is unable to keep him, but wow what a long way he has come in a year.

      Hoping this nice boy finds a good home.
      We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.

      Comment


      • #4
        Have you considered contacting Saddlebred Rescue? Maybe they could rehome him for you.

        Comment

        • Original Poster

          #5
          Lisae,

          Piper is still available, he is great in harness, he was a Mennonite horse and unflappable in front of a cart. He is very rideable for pleasure, but gets too nervous in the show ring, and his left canter lead is tough for him and he gets anxious. He is super sweet, friendly, and a big clown, he's not really high-strung, but can puff up and act like a lot of horse, but he's very controllable driving. The trainer says 'he is a HOOT to drive'. I will be in touch, and you can come see him if you like at his trainer's barn. They are hoping that he finds a home by the end of Dec, as she has other horses coming in. I'm busy all day today and tomorrow, but if you pm me i can give you my contact info, and we can talk on Saturday, maybe you can come see him.

          Flash, yes, this horse needs to find a home again, and if I had room in barn, he'd be coming here until he found his perfect person. In a pinch, I may have to make a stall in the arena for him, until he is placed. I won't put him in jeopardy again.

          I may have to contact ASBrescue, if someone doesn't step forward for him soon. I want to be assured of his future health and well-being, he's too nice a horse!

          Comment


          • #6
            Thanks for the post, I am available this weekend as well. I have my Morg/Perch going out in January for riding training so plenty of room.. I will PM.

            Comment

            • Original Poster

              #7
              BTW, Piper is located in Akron, NY 14001, northeast of Buffalo, just off the I-90...He needs a home by the end of the month,

              Comment

              • Original Poster

                #8
                small Saturday bump for Piper. He really needs a home by the 1st, as the trainer has horses coming in, and his board isn't being paid by current owner. Saddlebred rescue is full, and has 25-30 horses that needs homes, so they can't help. I will try to find a stall somewhere to keep him temporarily if a home isn't found soon, but just don't have a square inch of extra space at my own farm at the moment.

                Doesn't someone want a sweet, funny, beautiful riding/driving horse? He's got a super personality, and is very flashy! Help!!

                Comment


                • #9
                  I'm working on the hubby over breakfast - will call later in AM.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    N let me ask around at our barn.... BO's daughter spent most of her life riding and driving Saddlebreds, maybe she'd be interested...
                    We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.

                    Comment

                    • Original Poster

                      #11
                      Thanks, Flash! It's getting down to crunch time. Either I have to find him a great home by the end of the month, or find a stall to rent to keep him somewhere nearby...

                      Comment

                      • Original Poster

                        #12
                        BTW, Saddlebred Rescue can't help, they have 25-30 horses needing homes.

                        I thought it would be easier to place a seasoned driving horse, guess I was wrong.

                        Comment

                        • Original Poster

                          #13
                          PIPER HAS FOUND A WONDERFUL NEW HOME LOCALLY. THANKS ALL.

                          Comment

                          Working...
                          X