• 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.


1 of 2 < >

Event Announcements now available FREE to all registered users

We just reconfigured the Event Announcements forum to be available as a free service for all registered forum users. See the thread stuck at the top of that forum for more information.
2 of 2 < >

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

The Chronicle Wants Your Clinic Reports

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • The Chronicle Wants Your Clinic Reports


    The Chronicle is getting ready to do a website overhaul, and one of the new features on our site will be clinic reports. I know you guys go to a lot of amazing clinics, so if you're interested in sharing your experiences, we'd love to publish your reports.

    Send clinic reports to sara@chronofhorse.com. Feel free to send photos as well, although if they were taken by a professional, please let me know. When the new site goes live (in the next month or two), I'll publish your report and photos.
    Managing Editor for the Chronicle of the Horse

  • #2
    Great idea! I'll send a report on our upcoming Eddo Hoekstra clinic September 11-13
    Visit Sonesta Farms website at www.sonestafarms.com or our FaceBook page at www.facebook.com/sonestafarms. Also showing & breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.


    • Original Poster

      Great! I'll look forward to it.
      Managing Editor for the Chronicle of the Horse


      • #4
        Sonesta, just try to not do any bending over shots this time!


        • #5
          Missy Ransehousen

          Hi Sara,

          I will be riding in the Missy Ransehousen clinic on September 21-22. If you would like a report on this clinic, I would be glad to write one.


          • #6
            This sounds really cool!


            • Original Poster

              Hi Invite,

              I'll look forward to your report. I'm really excited about some of the cool things we're going to do on our new website, and clinic reports will be a great addition!
              Managing Editor for the Chronicle of the Horse


              • #8

                We've got Yvonne Barteau coming Oct 10 & 11. Will file a report after that.


                • #9
                  It's not the report genre, per se, but I do blog all my clinics and such:

                  --Becky in TX
                  Clinic Blogs and Rolex Blogs
                  She who throws dirt is losing ground.


                  • #10
                    I am doing a couple of clinics with Janet Foy this fall/winter and auditing a Conrad Schumacher clinic in October. I would be happy to send something if you are interested.
                    Ellie and Werther Blog


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sara Lieser View Post
                      Hi Invite,

                      I'll look forward to your report. I'm really excited about some of the cool things we're going to do on our new website, and clinic reports will be a great addition!
                      I completely agree!!!!
                      a 501(c)3 organization helping 501(c)3 equine rescues


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DressageGeek "Ribbon Ho" View Post
                        I completely agree!!!!

                        With Whicker and me at a clinic together, poor Missy might be scarred for life It's going to be such a blast. I'm going to want to go to clinics all the time!


                        • #13
                          Does anyone have an example of a clinic report? I have ridden some great clinics this late summer/fall and would be happy to share- but need some guidelines!


                          • #14
                            We Are Using An Article Style

                            Moving Artfully,

                            I am sure that Sara will give us some guidelines. Beth and I will be combining our experiences, taking photos to explain and give a feel for what we learn. we will have short bios from the riders, with their permission to share with you.

                            Anything that we think will be helpful to you, we hope to include. For example, I have arranged to have the on tyte stirrup people there, so the riders can see if they like them as an alternative to rubber banding. There is a manufacturer of sunglasses that fit under helmets that is sending a sample.

                            Our clinic with Missy is on Monday and Tuesday, September 21-22. You are welcome to let us know what is important to you, and hopefully there will be discussion on the forum.
                            Intermediate Riding Skills


                            • #15
                              Has there been any clinic reports posted yet?
                              We are having Manolo Mendez here Oct. 17th and 18th. We will be sure to send a report but was wondering if any guidelines had been established that we should follow.


                              • Original Poster

                                A little bit more about clinic reports...

                                If you go to a clinic—it doesn't have to be with a big name rider, and it doesn't have to be dressage—and you want to tell people about it, then write something about your experiences and email it to me at sara@chronofhorse.com.

                                It doesn't have to be a certain length, although I'd suggest between 500 and 1500 words. If you have photos, email those to me at the same email address. I need to know who took them, because if they're professional photos, then I have to pay for them before we can use them.

                                Clinic reports won't be posted on the bulletin board. They'll be posted on our new website, which should launch around the beginning of November. Same address, www.chronofhorse.com, just a whole new look and almost everything will be free.

                                I'm trying to create a resource where people can share what they learned and learn helpful things from other people's clinic experiences.

                                If you have other questions, please let me know.
                                Managing Editor for the Chronicle of the Horse


                                • #17
                                  I wrote about a Freestyle clinic with Karen Robinson. I don't know if this is too personal a note or if you want more technical information.


                                  I would suggest to people doing this that you inform the clinic organizer - and ask anyone whose picture you take (and get the spelling of their name - and their horse's - if there isn't a printed ride list). You will most likely be very welcome -- but if there is someone who objects it is better to know that beforehand. I also don't transcribe all my notes, just give a flavor of what went on. After all clinicians are professionals who do not give away their work.

                                  "Citizen Journalist" is an odd position that comes with all the responsibilities and none of the protections of a professional.
                                  Publisher, http://www.endurance-101.com
                                  Blog: http://blog.seattlepi.com/horsebytes/


                                  • Original Poster

                                    Monicabee has a good point that it would be polite to inform the clinician if you plan to write a report. And please don't send me photos of people who don't know they're about to be featured on www.chronofhorse.com!

                                    However, I really think it's up to the individual how much you want to share of your experience. Remember, if you've had a fabulous experience, your clinic report will only encourage other riders to clinic with the same clinician. I'm not planning to publish clinic reports from disgruntled participants. You'll have to save those for the Forums

                                    Also, while I appreciate people posting links to clinic reports they've already written as examples, I'm not publishing them unless you send them to me in an email. I think it could get tricky if I started wandering around the Internet looking for clinic reports to put on the Chronicle's website.

                                    So if you want your clinic report published on www.chronofhorse.com, send me an email.
                                    Managing Editor for the Chronicle of the Horse


                                    • #19
                                      I have about 30 pages of notes (NOT KIDDING) from the Conrad Schumacher clinic I attended last month at Alpine Farm in MN. This would be a really good reason to go back and reread them...
                                      DIY Journey of Remodeling the Farmette: http://weownblackacre.blogspot.com/


                                      • #20
                                        Will post Mary Wanless Clinic

                                        Will start right away on a report of the Mary Wanless clinic we just had Nov 21-23. Too bad there's not room for video !! I've got plenty of that too !
                                        "Friend" me !