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 may be better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts, though are not legally obligated to do so, regardless of content.

Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting. Moderators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts unless they have been alerted and have determined that a post, thread or user has violated the Forums' policies. Moderators do not regularly independently monitor the Forums for such violations.

Profanity, outright vulgarity, blatant personal insults or otherwise inappropriate statements will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

Users may provide their positive or negative experiences with or opinions of companies, products, individuals, etc.; however, accounts involving allegations of criminal behavior against named individuals or companies MUST be first-hand accounts and may NOT be made anonymously.

If a situation has been reported upon by a reputable news source or addressed by law enforcement or the legal system it is open for discussion, but if an individual wants to make their own claims of criminal behavior against a named party in the course of that discussion, they too must identify themselves by first and last name and the account must be first-person.

Criminal allegations that do not satisfy these requirements, when brought to our attention, may be removed pending satisfaction of these criteria, and we reserve the right to err on the side of caution when making these determinations.

Credible threats of suicide will be reported to the police along with identifying user information at our disposal, in addition to referring the user to suicide helpline resources such as 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK.

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 5/9/18)
See more
See less

Young Horse Support Group - Dressage Prospects Unite

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    My trainer took a clip of me riding at the end of my lesson yesterday. We have been working on steady and soft for ages and that is finally getting consistent- currently to the detriment of power, but power is easy for her. Yesterday we were working on small adjustments in my core to get her ready for long and low vs ready for canter.
    If Kim Kardashian wants to set up a gofundme to purchase the Wu Tang album from Martin Shkreli, guess what people you DON'T HAVE TO DONATE.


      mbdsea: A little earworm for your name hunting


        Love all the chrome on your mare Netg! Looks lovely and soft as well.

        I was bragging on my mare to my friends Saturday- she hadn't been worked in 3 days and came out and hacked out at the walk and trot in cold, windy weather like a pro. Then Sunday we had a total baby day and couldn't focus on anything for more than 0.2 seconds

        I need to get photos under saddle, but here's a 2.5 month progress pic since I got her. Just regular work and actually getting fed!


          Nothing quite so exciting for me, as compared to some of you - what lovely updates to see!

          Our ridiculous weather in northern IL means that many places around me are only now beginning to manage leaf removal.. The yearling and I got to discover leaf blowers this week. Wonderfully uneventful - the highlight of course, was when she decided to stick her nose in the stream of air (so leaf blowers are a yes).

          In related news, I am 100% certain I need to find a vacuum to use on her this winter, especially if that's her response to loud, noisy implements. That's going on my shopping list, along with a surcingle and a new pair of long lines. She's already had stuff over her back, so thinking the surcingle will be this winter's easy project.


            Edre oh how hilarious, I love her response to the leaf blowers! Definitely get a vacuum for her.


              Yikes lenapesadie I'm glad that's the only thing broken at least. Babies are just so fun.

              I don't have any fun updates, I'm letting Rain have some time off while I get my mare fixed up who is at a different barn. He has done really well this year so he deserves it. I've only been getting out to see him once or twice a week this month, but he doesn't seem to care too much


                Taking a break for me as well, although I'm just waiting for more gullet plates to arrive. Have had the new saddle for several weeks but still can't use it yet, which is frustrating. And of course the only shops that had the plate size I need in stock were ones with ridiculously SLOW (or expensive) shipping.


                  I took a 2 week break thanks to a hella cold. I'm glad I only get sick like that every few years. The best thing about my baby? I just swung a leg over and away we went. No histrionics, no naughtiness. He's really coming along, too, with a nice 2nd level collected canter (can't hold it long, but it's just time and fitness), the shoulder in is getting nicer and easier all the time. Haunches in L coming along but haunches in R still non-existent (he has trouble bending around the R leg). Walk canter is solid; canter walk is improving. I am a happy momma!
                  From now on, ponyfixer, i'll include foot note references.


                    Edre - is this foal by Romeo ( Denmark one)? I really liked what I saw in his videos and I have a dose of semen for my quirky spooky short coupled Rousseau mare. She is very powerful and he looked so elastic that I thought it would be a good cross. If so - that is good to hear that he is siring sensible babies. I like sensible horses.



                      Originally posted by FlamingoRider View Post
                      Wincredible GOA
                      Age: 1.5 yrs (2018)
                      Breeding: Han (Wild Dance x Caraechstordinaire xx[Arab])
                      Size: 15ish, expecting 15.3
                      I have a Han/Arab cross who was also 15ish as a long yearling. He’s 16.3 now lol.


                        So... apparently my green training level baby has beautiful clean simple changes with my trainer, and can do volte figure 8s in canter with trot changes with me....
                        Who is this stranger?!
                        If Kim Kardashian wants to set up a gofundme to purchase the Wu Tang album from Martin Shkreli, guess what people you DON'T HAVE TO DONATE.


                          Had a good clinic on the 23rd. I was told to stop babying my horse and that when I ask him to move off my leg laterally, he should MOVE. Guilty as charged. Since we finally are making progress on our right lead canter transition difficulties, we can now work on the canter, as in transition, 4 strides and then trot, and repeat. Same for the left lead. He needs to build strength in the canter. She was very pleased with the progress in his trot since June, he's regular and using his hind end. We worked on 10 m circles to the right to help with getting him off that shoulder and gettting into the canter. I watched the new videos as compared to the June videos and could see a change as well so, yay! She really pushed us and it was a hard lesson but a good one. I can feel him much more honest in his bend, both directions, since then.


                            It’s been rainy and awful here for 2 weeks and my 2yo hasn’t been getting any work and very little turnout. He’s started doing this head shaking tossing thing before and during his walk to turnout and I know it’s a dominant behavior. It’d be easy to work through if everything wasn’t mud. Soon baby horse, there will be a reckoning.


                              Originally posted by SAB View Post

                              I have a Han/Arab cross who was also 15ish as a long yearling. He’s 16.3 now lol.
                              Eeek, that's not what I want to hear! He's butt-high again, but seems to have grown back into his neck.

                              Wynn started "boot camp" with Tik Maynard yesterday. Considering the improvement one haul-in session produced in his ground manners, I'm looking forward to what a couple weeks will give us. My solid rock older horse has spoiled me!


                                chantel sounds like a great clinic. You two look v stunning together!


                                  JJ has apparently hit the stage where she's ready to work harder, feels strong and fit, and is looking for ways to use her energy.

                                  Last night on a walk around the property she wanted to check out the garbage can which was as out of place and therefore questionable. Went up, smelling it, pushing on it, not a big deal. I start to ride her away and THEN she spooks as if it failing to follow her was scary.

                                  She jumped in the air and turned a little, throwing hoof fulls of gravel on the front gate and garbage can, and scaring the other horses with her racket. The other horses freaking out and the noises she made were NOT scary, and by then she was back to calm walk on the buckle.

                                  If Kim Kardashian wants to set up a gofundme to purchase the Wu Tang album from Martin Shkreli, guess what people you DON'T HAVE TO DONATE.


                                    Have been following for a while since there are currently 4 four year olds in our barn. The barn “baby” is three now and just started his riding career this week. Tomorrow we’re going to add a saddle and walk around the round pen
                                    He is a 3 year old Oldenburg
                                    Totalis x Donnerhall


                                      chantal he has such an adorable face.


                                        My little five year old grew so much muscle in six weeks, our new custom saddle needed to be completely refitted. I'm so happy with her lovely little attitude under saddle - she figured out trot half-pass in one session! We're working on changes now, and getting her more fit in the canter in general.

                                        She also let me clip her legs today - first time being clipped in her life and she didn't bat an eye! I'm happy because her manners for grooming with some other people hasn't been that great all the time - she kicked my trainer's groom and she kicked the farrier's assistant. Ugh - she's good with me and I'm working on getting her to be behaved with EVERYONE who handles her. The trainer goes out of her way to qualify that my mare is such a superstar "under saddle". Her ground work isn't nearly as sophisticated so that's my main focus now. Keeping her as pleasant on the ground as she is in the tack!
                                        Mr. Sandman
                                        sand me a man
                                        make him so sandy
                                        the sandiest man


                                          Originally posted by Jenerationx View Post
                                          chantal he has such an adorable face.
                                          Thank you! Here's another one from today. I can't get enough of his face.