• 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

9 year old ADORABLE pony in Louisiana - UPDATE: home found!!!

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • 9 year old ADORABLE pony in Louisiana - UPDATE: home found!!!

    "Harry Christmas" was seized by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Dept. on Dec 17th and was taken to the Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter. His pasturemate (a Paint gelding, also around 10 years old) starved to death and suffered a miserable fate. The owner was arrested for animal cruelty.

    The Parish shelter is not equipped to house or adopt out livestock and horses were either taken to the local sale barn (if they thought they could re-coup the cost of the Coggins test required to take them there) or immediately euthanized. I am on the Board of Directors for PAWS of NE LA, a local animal welfare group. We have been able to step in, foster and fund medical treatment for these horses and get them into rescues or permanent homes.

    Harry was fully vaccinated and de-wormed on Dec 22nd. He has a current Coggins test as of that date. The vet aged him at 9 years old. He is approximately 14 hands tall.

    I moved him to my farm on Dec. 31st and have been fostering him since. He is a doll to work with and it has been a joy watching him recuperate.

    Since we did not know his medical history, we boostered his vaccines on January 14th. His hooves were trimmed on the 15th. He was also de-wormed again on Jan 21st.

    I have not ridden him but he does have saddle sore scars on his withers. He has the personality of a well broke pony...leads, loads, clips, ties, cross ties, great for vet & farrier, etc. My cat Angus has a special attachment to Harry and is always rubbing up against his legs or hopping up on his back for a nap. Harry is great with it all and seems to enjoy the company of the cat.

    I am sure he could benefit from having his teeth floated. He has not yet had that done. Harry has no trouble eating and he gets Purina Strategy & rice bran twice daily and all the hay and grass he will eat.

    He did have some of the worst rain rot I have seen but it is improving. The hair is starting to grow back. He is also starting to look healthy...getting a shine to his coat and loosing the pot belly. He is filling out nicely.

    I think Harry would be happy as a riding horse or companion. He is sound (walk/trot/canter in the pasture) and very willing to please.

    I will gladly pay his adoption fee if his forever home can be found here on the COTH 'giveaway forum'. I am bringing another horse to the Dallas/Fort Worth area the last weekend of February and could get Harry at least that far.

    Send me a PM or email jenpesnell@gmail.com if you are interested in this sweet survivor. PAWS does have a simple adoption app that would need to be filled out.

    Harry's album - http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...3&l=0579aadc2f

    Harry conformation (pic taken 2-14-10) - http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...&id=1359927263

    Silly pony - http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...&id=1359927263

    Harry video (from 1-24-10) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suGFrMrJNTg
    Last edited by JenRose; Feb. 24, 2010, 01:02 PM. Reason: Harry found a home!!!
    Animals are not disposable!!!

  • #2
    You have a PM
    Breeders of Painted Thoroughbreds and Uniquely Painted Irish Sport Horses in Northeast Oklahoma


    • Original Poster

      NEW videos - 2/20/10

      Harry goes walk - trot - canter in the round pen...


      Harry rolling in the dirt with his buddies...

      Animals are not disposable!!!


      • #4

        PM eqtrainer.

        I think the cat should go with him... Although, he may be glad to be rid of the cat.


        • #5

          You've done a great job with him...any idea of how old? I know you said you hadn't had the teeth done yet.


          • #6
            Sorry, just saw the heading.


            • #7
              What a cutie! He is so lucky you could foster him!
              Your dog may not be broken, but he still needs to be fixed.


              • #8
                Damn, what a gorgeous little guy! He's beautifully put together and I love the 4 short white socks. I do hope you find a good home for him. If I hadn't just adopted one I would have been all over him!


                • #9
                  I am super grateful! Jen has offered the little guy to us and our adoption application was approved. Now I need to figure out transport from LA to San Antonio TX or DFW to San Antonio TX. Thanks so much Jennifer, we are looking forward to meeting him.
                  "Right is right if nobody is right, and wrong is wrong if everybody is wrong."

                  -Archbishop Fulton Sheen