• 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

Riding Mile Run

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Riding Mile Run

    Another great ride in Bald Eagle State Forest, at Mile Run. This trail is two minutes off of Interstate 80, but you would never know it. Great trails, views, and fun!
    Facta non verba

  • #2
    My neighborhood! I ride that area without hauling there although it's a long ride. I love riding the trail to the (east?) well, off to the right if you were coming from the interstate and then looping over to 3rd gap trail or coming back over on Metzger. Metzger is great for a gallop! I avoid that seriously rocky trail off to the left (west?) although both our barefoot ponies did it once and survived, it was slow going even for me.

    And you exaggerate... it can't be more than 30 seconds off of 80 if you're parking at exit 199... or did you park at 192 / Tea Springs?


    • Original Poster

      Good Lord Old Pony, I said two minutes, not 30 seconds It might be all of five minutes. Never timed it. I agree, that trail to the East is great for cantering, or in my case, gaiting. And yes, that rocky trail to the West is best avoided. Getting worse actually since it is being hit pretty hard on the weekends by Mt. Bikes.

      There are two humongous trees down across East Run Road, so avoid that area if you can. I didn't think of taking a photo, but we ended up getting off and going under it, it was so big!

      I'm going to go call the SF to report it.
      Facta non verba


      • Original Poster

        Old Pony66, have you ridden the section that section on Mohn road that hooks onto Brushy Ridge trail? Is it worth doing, or one of those rockey ones?
        Facta non verba


        • #5
          Perhaps I should slow down my driving! I was just wondering if you parked at 199 or 192. I have parked at 192 before but it's too far to "nice" trails to make it worth it for me, might as well ride from the house. I haven't yet parked at 199 but am thinking about using it as a meeting place when riding with friends. 192 is just so much nicer with the picnic tables and shade... and now restroom facilities!?!? I also have parked down at the end of Third Gap trail on Gap Road, which makes it quick to get to those same trails. Those are actually the only two places I've hauled to around here for trail riding.

          I had to pull a map out to look at road names because I'm bad about stuff like that. Yes the first section of Brushy Ridge trail from Mohn Mill road that is marked in red is absolutely fine, if anything it will be too wet. When you get to where it turns, if you stay left on the red trail it is nice (last time a few small trees down but easily circumvented) even trot-worthy in a few spots, then you can cross Pipeline Rd and go on one of my favorite trails. If you go straight to stay on Brushy Ridge, that is where you are basically riding up a small creek bed. Rocky and narrow. Last time I rode it, that's where we turned around because a couple rattlesnakes held their ground and there was no way around them. However, if you make it through that you can turn left on Webster Trail and come back out to Pipeline. I would not recommend turning right on Webster, I've done it on foot and I am not that crazy to do it on a horse. Rocky, steep, good luck even finding the trail at points.

          The last 2 pictures in this album are on Brushy Ridge trail where it is not marked in red. It's when we were held up deciding what to do about the rattlesnakes.
          (if that link works)

          I like the trail that loops to the side of Pipeline road (it has no name). the one end is hard to find but is right at the corner of Fourth Gap and Pipeline. It is marked in red IF you look through the branches. Once you crash through the initial brush the trail is very nice and the other end of it has some wonderful trot-canter (heck... gallop!) stretches, with numerous tiny drainage spots that my boy likes to jump.


          • Original Poster

            I do park at exit 199. If you have more than two trailers, you have to call the Forest office to get them to open the gate. That parking lot is HUGE!

            Thanks for the info on Pipeline/Brushy Ridge. I know where you mean when you say it pops out on the corner of fourth gap and pipeline, I've seen it.

            I'll e-mail you about parking on exit 199.
            Facta non verba