• 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

Just moved to horse heaven!!

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Just moved to horse heaven!!

    There have been some big changes in my dressage horse's life recently. After being at an about 10-acre dressage (seems to be changing to hunter) facility for several years, decided to move to a much larger farm.

    So on Friday, moved the other 5 of 6 horses (one mine, three trainer's, two she has in training) to a new home. 212 acres 8 minutes from my house. Huge fields,12 x 15 stalls in a cozy stone bank barn, home-grown hay, perfectly draining arena that can hold about 6 Olympic regulation dressage arenas, huge fields, cross-country and show jumps, and miles of beautiful trails. Today when I finished schooling went on a long hack and saw a great big healthy beautiful fox.

    There's something to be said for not having an indoor...

  • #2
    All I can say is, jealous!!! Wow, enjoy.


    • #3
      mmm... talk to me in late February.

      It's still almost the N'east...

      It does sound really, really lovely. Between the hay and the bank barn... I'm jealous.
      InnisFailte Pinto Sporthorses & Coloured Cobs

      Bits are like cats, what's one more? (Petstorejunkie)


      • #4
        [QUOTE][There's something to be said for not having an indoor.../QUOTE]

        in May


        • #5
          Definately sounds like horse heaven lucky you and congratulations


          • #6
            Sounds quite wonderful! Enjoy!


            • #7
              Have fun! Actually, how could you not, right?


              • #8
                [There's something to be said for not having an indoor.../QUOTE]

                in May
                In MD I think you can easily get away with not having an indoor better than you can farther north....and I board at a barn where there is no indoor and still keep riding outside all winter


                • #9
                  I guess you have to weigh the positives and negatives of choosing a place to board your horses.

                  It's not just Winter that makes an indoor necessary for me, it's all the rain, wind, blazing sun, bugs, early darkness, footing problems from rain or no rain, etc. etc.

                  Anyway, I'm glad Rebecca and her horses are delighted with their new facility.


                  • #10
                    I guess I'm REALLY in heaven, because I have all the amenities Rebecca has AND a lovely indoor! Of course, in Vermont, it is necessary.
                    \"I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with someone who is unarmed.\"--Pogo


                    • #11
                      Not only do I get to board my wonderful horse in a facility that is perfect for our needs, with amazing, focused and personalized care, I get to do so with all amenities we desire (including tons of turnout, huge indoor and outdoor with new footing on the way), that I get to enjoy in the company of a group of active, engaged riders who exhibit no personality disorders! Peaceful, relaxed, and professional...how rare is that? To top it off, I live on a gorgeous farm with a lovely, recently improved bank barn, new fencing, and acres of grass, where my new young horse and others will soon be living!

                      I hope everyone finds their dream too!


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by egontoast View Post

                        In MD I think you can easily get away with not having an indoor better than you can farther north....and I board at a barn where there is no indoor and still keep riding outside all winter
                        This is the first winter in VA that I really wished for an indoor....or a place of FL
                        I wasn't always a Smurf
                        Penmerryl Sophie RIDSH
                        "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
                        The ignore list is my friend. It takes 2 to argue.


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ToN Farm View Post
                          rain, wind, blazing sun, bugs, early darkness, footing problems from rain or no rain, etc. etc.

                          I don't have an indoor - but sure wish I did, and that is why.


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by rebecca yount View Post
                            There's something to be said for not having an indoor...
                            Can we remind you of this statement come January?

                            Remember those winters at your farm, when the snow and the cold drove you batty and you moved to a barn with an indoor to escape ... we are in a phase of the El Nino/La Nina cycle where we are going to have more of those.

                            "Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit."
                            - Desiderata, (c) Max Ehrman, 1926


                            • #15
                              You will still love your lovely new facility in January!! You'll just be bundled up

                              It does sound wonderful - I'm happy for you ~ how much fun to see the fox! He was probably so thankful to have a dressage rider on the grounds

                              Congratulations on your move, enjoy!

                              (From a rider with no indoor who has learned to "appreciate" the elements - seriously!)


                              • #16
                                For very cold weather riding, I have a friend who strongly recommends an Icelandic riding suit. It will make you look like a bear, but it's amazing how much "feel" for the horse you'll still have.

                                Me, I am one of those "spoiled by an indoor" people. However, I was at a dressage barn recently that did not have *any* facilities for schooling outdoors, and I think that would be worse than not having an indoor.

                                In any case, Rebecca, congratulations!
                                You have to have experiences to gain experience.

                                1998 Morgan mare Mythic Feronia "More Valley Girl Than Girl Scout!"


                                • #17
                                  Do these indoors have heaters?

                                  I cant imagine it being any help being inside if you can still see your breath.

                                  Im so spoiled lived in AZ, CA and now LA and dont have to deal with the cold. I wont even ride when its below 60 lol and I've missed may mmm, a couple weeks total in winter
                                  ~~Member of the TB's Rule Clique ~~


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by NOMIOMI1 View Post
                                    Do these indoors have heaters?

                                    I cant imagine it being any help being inside if you can still see your breath.
                                    At the more expensive barns, the indoor arenas may be heated. I've never had the pleasure of riding in a heated indoor.

                                    The biggest thing indoors help with in winter is that they block the wind, and keep snow/ice out of the footing. I've ridden fairly comfortably in an indoor with a temperature of 15 degrees, with a howling gale outside. Lots of layers, a little extra warm-up time for stiff horses (and people!), and it really does work. Where I am, the indoor stays warm enough that the footing does not freeze.

                                    I grew up in San Diego, riding outside unless it was absolutely pouring rain, in which case we did not ride. Adjusting to riding in New England took a while, but it's really not that bad!
                                    You have to have experiences to gain experience.

                                    1998 Morgan mare Mythic Feronia "More Valley Girl Than Girl Scout!"


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by NOMIOMI1 View Post
                                      Do these indoors have heaters?

                                      I cant imagine it being any help being inside if you can still see your breath.
                                      The one at the school barn when I lived in NH didn't. Lessons were cancelled if the arena thermometer said it was below 10 degrees. I loved those days, because I could go ride without having to stay out of the way of lessons! You appreciate having space to cut across the diagonal and do whatever size figure 8s you want when you're used to having to dodge students and jumps.

                                      We had snow for months with frozen ground, and the tractors couldn't even get through the ice at times. The indoors wasn't to protect us from temperature, as much as make useable footing. It was usually colder indoors, since outside had sunshine to warm you slightly, at least, but the indoors held the colder temperatures in.

                                      Living in AZ, I would really love the winter if only I didn't have to work so could ride mid-day! Then again, in this economy I'm very grateful for the job...

                                      Rebecca - congrats on moving to a place you really love!
                                      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.


                                      • #20
                                        we lost a month's riding this winter due to not having an indoor - the arena was covered in snow and no one could get in there. We don't have a walker either so all horses had to be walked in hand round a little gritted track on the yard... not much fun!