• 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

How do you grease your balls?

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

  • How do you grease your balls?

    I use the aptly named "ball grease" on my turnover ball and jack. I apply a thin layer but it doesn't seem to really lubricate that well, and everything sticks to it, which defeats the purpose.

    So, what does everyone here use for lubrication?

    P.S. You people have sick minds, just sick.

  • #2
    Originally posted by ZIL View Post
    I use the aptly named "ball grease" on my turnover ball and jack. I apply a thin layer but it doesn't seem to really lubricate that well, and everything sticks to it, which defeats the purpose.

    So, what does everyone here use for lubrication?

    P.S. You people have sick minds, just sick.
    Right, and you don't...pointing out the obvious joke....
    Originally posted by BigMama1
    Facts don't have versions. If they do, they are opinions
    GNU Terry Prachett

    Comment


    • #3
      I don't usually look at this section, but I was scrolling by and saw "grease your balls" and did a doubletake .
      Against My Better Judgement: A blog about my new FLF OTTB
      Do not buy a Volkswagen. I did and I regret it.
      VW sucks.

      Comment

      • Original Poster

        #4
        So I haven’t learned how to make my turnover ball work better, but I have learned which COTHers are lured in by a good ol’ fashioned ball thread…LOL!

        Comment


        • #5
          Bag Balm
          That I have no use for them, does not mean, that I don't know them and don't know how to use them.
          Caveman extraordinair

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by ZIL View Post
            So I haven’t learned how to make my turnover ball work better, but I have learned which COTHers are lured in by a good ol’ fashioned ball thread…LOL!
            they all are, you just put it out too late!
            Originally posted by BigMama1
            Facts don't have versions. If they do, they are opinions
            GNU Terry Prachett

            Comment


            • #7
              answer:

              The answer is lots of rags. When I unhitch the trailer, I wipe the ball of grease, then it's easy to handle the B+W ball without ruining clothes. Before hitching the trailer, I put a pat of butter sized glob of grease on top of the ball. The trailer hitch does a fine job of distributing the grease.
              Equus makus brokus but happy

              Comment


              • #8
                I just had to read this, and thank you for the giggle (or two)...it made my being sick much better, if only for a few minutes!

                Comment


                • #9
                  Rubber ball cover. Take it off before putting the trailer on, put it back on when I unhitch.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by fourmares View Post
                    Rubber ball cover. Take it off before putting the trailer on, put it back on when I unhitch.

                    Ball cover, would that also be know as a nut sack?
                    Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I keep a bottle of motor oil in the truck bed and put a little on when I hook up. It works well enough.

                      I also have a pair of "truck gloves" in the back seat pocket of the drivers seat. They are used for hookup, refueling, etc.

                      G.
                      Mangalarga Marchador: Uma Raça, Uma Paixão

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bird4416 View Post
                        Ball cover, would that also be know as a nut sack?
                        Oh lordy I am so glad I did NOT have a drink handy.
                        Pamela Ellis

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Hahahaha!! Thank you, OP, I needed this!!



                          ETA: I was going to say hand lotion... but being female, I don't really know!

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bird4416 View Post
                            Ball cover, would that also be know as a nut sack?
                            -Jessica

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Oh, those balls - I have no idea! LOL

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Gnep View Post
                                Bag Balm
                                Using bag balm on balls has to be cross-something. I'm not sure what, but, geez.

                                But I bet it works great
                                "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

                                Spay and neuter. Please.

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  Y'all owe me a new keyboard!!! This is hysterical.

                                  hosspuller, would the same concept work for my bumper pull? So far my husband sprays some hitch grease on it occasionally
                                  "Beware the hobby that eats."
                                  Benjamin Franklin

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by JumpWithPanache View Post
                                    hosspuller, would the same concept work for my bumper pull? So far my husband sprays some hitch grease on it occasionally
                                    Probably, except that if you take your whole tow bar out of the hitch receiver when you aren't towing, you get so much rust on yourself that a little grease isn't that big a deal. I use a stainless steel ball (), but the tow bar, yuck ...
                                    "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

                                    Spay and neuter. Please.

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      Oh, great! I never believe my husband when he said that balls should be regularly greased. He'll be pleased to see this validation.

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by fourmares View Post
                                        Rubber ball cover. Take it off before putting the trailer on, put it back on when I unhitch.
                                        Wouldn't leather be more appropriate?
                                        Against My Better Judgement: A blog about my new FLF OTTB
                                        Do not buy a Volkswagen. I did and I regret it.
                                        VW sucks.

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X