• 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

What to do when the Loose Stallion on Course Comes Your Way - Video

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • What to do when the Loose Stallion on Course Comes Your Way - Video

    Just uploaded a new post - under the new 'Bloops' category -



    Lou ANn

  • #2
    Aww, what a good little mare! And a smart rider, too.

    I have to say when she dismounted to stay safe I was thinking "They'd better not disqualify her for this". But to my mind it took some time from person screaming "he's a stallion" to people actually popping up to help the other rider but that's mostly my "slow mo heart in my throat" vision when watching something that could have gone so very wrong (it's only 45 secs. but it feels like minutes). Glad every one was ok in the end and that nice little mare just went on about her business like nothing had happened.

    ETA apparently it's a gelding not a mare being chased down. Poor stallion had himself a bit confused I think.


    • #3

      Even better...I think that was a gelding
      The big guy: Lincoln

      Southern Maryland Equestrian


      • #4
        My other worst case scenario fear, and part of why my guy is getting gelded tomorrow. He would pull that on someone if he got me off!
        HAS provides hospital care to 340,000 people in Haiti's Artibonite Valley 24/7/365/earthquake/cholera/whatever.
        www.hashaiti.org blog:http://hashaiti.org/blog


        • #5
          Very impressed she remembered to unclip her vest before getting off!
          ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **


          • #6
            Originally posted by bornfreenowexpensive View Post
            Very impressed she remembered to unclip her vest before getting off!
            That is what I was thinking!

            What a good gelding she has, he stood perfectly still while everything was sorted out. Very impressive


            • #7

              oh my...
              i had a fleeting thought of this pony stallion who was in the xcountry warm up with me and this saucy mare having a similar encounter....well handled.


              • #8
                Well, it was a cute gelding


                • #9
                  love the crop action
                  Barn rat for life


                  • #10
                    I had the same thought about her being smart enough to unclip her air vest before dismounting

                    Years ago while in the dressage phase of an event, I was riding towards the judge when she whistled me. I knew I was not off course, but I stopped and looked at her inquiringly. She was standing, smiling, and pointing behind me. The rider in the adjacent dressage ring had come off her horse, and said horse was now in my ring behind my horse following him. My horse never gave me any indication, he was so tuned in to me. They caught the horse and I was allowed to continue, a little flustered

                    Later in the day, I thanked her for her kindness and she in turn thanked me for having such a wonderfully well mannered little guy


                    • #11
                      That was one cool rider

                      I hope if the same happens to me, I have the quick quiet thinking that she had... Two thumbs up!
                      Live, Laugh, Love


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by seeuatx View Post
                        I have to say when she dismounted to stay safe I was thinking "They'd better not disqualify her for this". But to my mind it took some time from person screaming "he's a stallion" to people actually popping up to help the other rider .
                        Nope, they didn't. Looks like she finished in 4th place, on her dressage score. Quick thinking on her part! I would have blown up that vest for sure!
                        The rebel in the grey shirt


                        • #13
                          What a great rider! I give her massive props for remaining cool in a situation that could have gone so terribly wrong. Big carrot for the horse too.
                          Proud member of the Snort and Blow Clique


                          • #14
                            Smart rider, great horse! Love it!


                            • #15
                              I think the bay's expressions are funny. He seemed to be saying " Hey man I was jumping xc and WTF are you doing in my way?" Kudos to the rider for staying cool in this situation.
                              Things happen for a reason...so when I reach over and smack you upside the head, just remember...you gave me a reason!


                              • #16
                                She is one cool customer... and what a great horse she has! I would had handled a similar situation with blind panic, myself.
                                "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by bornfreenowexpensive View Post
                                  Very impressed she remembered to unclip her vest before getting off!
                                  Thought the same thing! Knowing me, I would have forgotten to unclip, blown my vest, then snagged my spurs together and fallen on my ass, letting my horse loose, who would have then also been loose.

                                  Kudos to this girl for thinking clearly and not being a klutz when it most counted!


                                  • #18
                                    That falls under the "well done" category for the rider and her horse!


                                    • #19
                                      Would love to know how they handled the timing question.........when they deemed that time should have stopped, and if there was a person around with enough foresight to have started a timer for the hold etc. It appears they didn't give her any time penalties, which IMHO was the only fair thing to do, but would be curious. Kudo's to everyone involved and glad no horses or riders were hurt.


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by wcporter View Post
                                        love the crop action

                                        Turning her horse around and bopping the stallion on the head and yelling at him was probably the smartest thing you could do. It prevented her horse from kicking him, him from attempting to mount her horse, and it sure seems like the yelling and smack over the head made him stop his pursuit and pause. Continuing to run around probably would've ended badly. I would be a bit leary to get off infront of the stallion because I would be afraid that it might strike out... I would almost feel safer up on my horse. But luckily it seems like he really did stop for a moment and didn't seem to be inclined to start a fight.
                                        Tru : April 14, 1996 - March 14, 2011
                                        Thank you for everything boy.

                                        Better View.