• 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

Dressage Tattoos

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

  • Dressage Tattoos

    Saw a thread on the H/J Forum about tattoos and was wondering if any of the Dressage peeps have any - maybe with a dressage theme or style? I don't have a tat myself, but would consider getting one if I found something I loved enough to have it put on my body forever. Please share with pics!
    Most friendships in the horse world are just an opinion away from doom.

  • #2
    I don't have a dressage themed tat particularly but I do have my farm logo that I designed as a young girl. Having it tattooed was a promise to myself that I would never give up on my dream. I was in 8th grade when I designed it, college when I got it inked and am livin' large and in charge at 36 with the logo in my front yard on a big ol' sign.

    I know tats aren't for everyone but they are very personal. I would love to see other tats that are horse related.
    ...don't sh** where you eat...

    Comment

    • Original Poster

      #3
      Is your place Winfield Farm & Forge in Grafton? I really like that logo... really simple but very pretty. I could live with something like that. It looks like something my BFF and I used to draw when we were kids.
      Most friendships in the horse world are just an opinion away from doom.

      Comment


      • #4
        http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._5880463_n.jpg

        Here is mine, its literally me and my mare going across the diagnol. I brought my tattoo artist the picture and this is what he came up with. I love it and its my favorite tattoo out of all my other ones, the reason I had this done is because I have been through everything with this horse, she is my child and could never be replaced.
        Picture was taken when he was 2/3rds of the way done, its now darker with more shading. Only picture I have since its hard to take one of my own back! haha.
        Nikola - Premium Oldenburg Mare
        Riverman X Luck Is Hard Work (TB)

        Comment


        • #5
          Hey Greek yea that's me...

          I kept the family farm name but wanted my own logo. My mother's artist best friend had painted a farm sign of an Arabian looking over my father's shoulder while he worked a shoe on the anvil. That original sign hangs in my farm lounge and it's older than me. You can see it on my website under the farm tab.

          That logo you see started out as just the horse head outline, then the lines were darkened, shaped and modified over time as I grew older. Finally the farm colors were updated from royal blue and white to navy black and white. the rings were added to really finish the logo and bring all the colors into it.
          ...don't sh** where you eat...

          Comment


          • #6
            I'd love to have a tramp stamp on my lower back of a horse in extended trot. Unfortunately at my age and with my propensity for weight gain, it may end up looking like a daschund in the future...

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by Maude View Post
              I'd love to have a tramp stamp on my lower back of a horse in extended trot. Unfortunately at my age and with my propensity for weight gain, it may end up looking like a daschund in the future...
              I love CotH!

              Comment


              • #8
                All sorts of "halt at x" ideas are coming to mind!
                Don't wrassle with a hog. You just get dirty, and the hog likes it.

                Collecting Thoroughbreds - tales of a re-rider and some TBs

                Comment


                • #9
                  I have one!

                  I remember that when ever I asked my parents about getting a tattoo it was such a stern no! The kind you don't argue with or you might be disowned or sold! Then when I told them what I wanted, my mom was like "cool, I'll drive you to the studio!" . I have a red maple leaf surrounding a piaffing stick horse. Well, it's not really a stick horse more like an outline. I'll try to post pics later. I love it beacuse it actually has meaning. I want another but not sure what yet.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I have a very small on- the -bit horse head and neck on my back. It is probably about 1 inch by 1 inch. I got it when I lost my horse and remained horseless for 4 years. It was my reminder that dressage was and always will be a huge part of my life.
                    Welcome to my dressage world http://www.juliefranzen.blogspot.com/

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      That's a nice way to remember a horse. I may have done it myself when my horse passed away, but was too scared and didn't have coth to turn to.
                      http://dressageesquire.blogspot.com
                      "The ability to write a check for attire should not be confused with expertise. Proficiency doesn't arrive shrink-wrapped from UPS and placed on your doorstep."

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        That's a nice way to remember a horse. I may have done it myself when my horse passed away, but was too scared and didn't have coth to turn to.
                        http://dressageesquire.blogspot.com
                        "The ability to write a check for attire should not be confused with expertise. Proficiency doesn't arrive shrink-wrapped from UPS and placed on your doorstep."

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Maude View Post
                          I'd love to have a tramp stamp on my lower back of a horse in extended trot. Unfortunately at my age and with my propensity for weight gain, it may end up looking like a daschund in the future...
                          and THIS is the reason I am afraid to get a tattoo!
                          "Don't make be BEG dahling...
                          you KNOW I won't do it!" Edna Mode

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Wouldn't it all depend on the skill of the tattoo person? If you got someone who had never done a horse before, no matter how good your original design is, you might end up with a conformationally challenged horse. (or reins attached directly to the headstall, like in so many cartoons). And that would drive me crazy!

                            There must be tattoo artists who specialize in certain things, but how would you find out?
                            ...somewhere between the talent and the potato....

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Anselcat View Post
                              Wouldn't it all depend on the skill of the tattoo person? If you got someone who had never done a horse before, no matter how good your original design is, you might end up with a conformationally challenged horse. (or reins attached directly to the headstall, like in so many cartoons). And that would drive me crazy!

                              There must be tattoo artists who specialize in certain things, but how would you find out?
                              You give them a picture, and they copy it. Thats basically how it works.
                              The Little Man

                              Blog

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                I have a tattoo...not a dressage tattoo...but a horse tattoo. Got it on my 18th birthday

                                http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...tattoos002.jpg

                                Mom got this one the same day

                                http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...tattoos002.jpg

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by johnnysauntie View Post
                                  All sorts of "halt at x" ideas are coming to mind!
                                  Ah, you and the daschund comment sure made my night, I'm truly laughing out loud.
                                  And my "halt at x" would also have the "salute" included.........
                                  We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    Not dressage, but out of my 4 I have my logo on my lower back, wish I would have gone larger, and this one http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php...00000414819086

                                    Along with one on my arm and a gecko around my belly button, but years of being sick has now made the gecko into a bloated dragon ! lol

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      I don't have one yet but now I'm inspired to come up with a dressage design to cover up tattoo of X boyfriends name!!
                                      "Success comes in cans, not in cannots!"

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        It's not dressage-themed, but I have one that's the silhouette of a running horse. I got it on my foot because it's easy enough to cover up and won't change shape if I get fat. Plus, if someone wants to see it, it's not in an embarassing location.
                                        I actually wish I had gotten something more detailed, but I still really like it.
                                        Topline Leather -- Bespoke, handwoven browbands & accessories customized with Swarovski crystals, gemstones, & glass seed beads. The original crystal braid & crystal spike browbands!

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X