• 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

Military Competitor

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

  • #61
    Originally posted by lizathenag View Post
    I used to teach riding at Ft. Jackson in South Carolina in the 70s. I don't remember exactly but many of the pony club families were military and as I remember they had a stable on the base.
    Yes, Ft. Jackson did have a stable on base. Several of 'our' Wildewood students had horses boarded there, and certainly participated in Pine Tree PC.

    And next time I get out to SF (next spring after I retire!), I will bring your contact info with me and we'll have coffee and share memories!

    Carol
    www.ayliprod.com
    Equine Photography in the Northeast

    Comment


    • #62
      "loopholes" have been mentioned a few times. That has a fairly negative connotation. How is it a 'loophole' (which in my mind translates to "I can do X because the law doesn't specify that I can't") when not only is the activity specifically addressed in the regs even to the point of proper attire?

      OP read the regs and is abiding by them.

      Adding my thanks for your service and your pride in riding 'for' your company sponsor ;-) .
      www.ayliprod.com
      Equine Photography in the Northeast

      Comment


      • #63
        Wow, just wow,sad comments from both sides. Considering what military people go through I'm happy to see the OP is getting positive reinforcement. Considering Obama just spent 1.5 million of our taxes on a golf outing, I don't think the OP will come close to that.

        1.5 mil could pay for a lot of children to event
        RIP Kelly 1977-2007 "Wither thou goest, so shall I"

        "To tilt when you should withdraw is Knightly too."

        Comment


        • #64
          Personally, I love to see the uniforms that so many European riders compete in. It adds spice and variety to the competition, especially dressage. I personally wish that our government, either directly or through the military (as does Ireland) WOULD support International sport more than it does. Every loophole that allows it should be exploited to the fullest.
          '
          Congratulations to the OP.
          "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
          Thread killer Extraordinaire

          Comment


          • #65
            Well that escalated quickly.

            First off, OP, congratulations of doing well on your gorgeous Percheron! I'm a sucker for dapple greys anyways. I love seeing the uniform in equestrian sports since the two have such an intertwined heritage.

            I think the criticism of military funds is fully valid. I am an Army wife. I live on taxpayers' money, so I can say this without being just another angry civilian. This concern hasn't been expressed very respectfully, though. That's the thing about taxes; you don't get to decide how your own money is spent.

            Comment


            • #66
              I wish that I could convince my DH to ride in his Marine dress coat, especially since it still fits perfectly more than 40 years later!

              We have a student who is now riding in her dress uni, which is very snazzy. She is a superior role model for young ladies as she is an F15 Strike Eagle pilot, and a lot of fun too!

              Comment


              • #67
                Oops that posted too soon.

                Huge congratulations to the OP and a sincere thank you for your service to our country.

                Here's to many more successes in the sport!

                Comment


                • #68
                  Well, this thread is a year old, so I can fairly well guarantee that the OP isn't getting permissive TDY approved right now- we can't even get normal TDYs that we need for training approved, at least until they figure out the budget debacle. They're threatening furloughing civilian employees and taking most of our flying hours away, among other things. We'll see.

                  As for the recruiting aspect, you have to understand that recruiting costs are a biggie for the services. So the idea behind allowing and supporting these permissive TDYs is that the OP will go out there with the AF logo emblazoned everywhere and people will ask her about it. The AF hopes she will present a good public relations image and maybe get some younger people thinking about joining. Kids won't go talk to a recruiter out of the blue, or join based on some commercial on TV. But it will mean a lot to them to talk to someone face to face who shares a common interest with them. And a saddle pad costs a hell of a lot less than a commercial

                  That being said, I've never competed in uniform and have no current plans to. I personally like keeping them separate. I don't take permissive TDY (with my job they likely wouldn't let me anyway) and have never been given anything by the AF to event. If the OP was taking the free stuff without openly presenting herself as an AF member (with the logos/uniform), I would say she's taking advantage of a loophole, but as a recruiting/public relations tool, she's well within the intent of the regs.

                  Comment


                  • #69
                    Tuppysmom- I'm what's known as a FAIP (First Assignment Instructor Pilot) and won't get my "real" jet for a couple years. This is totally terrible, but both Strike Eagles and Vipers are way up there on my list largely because they both have bases in good horsey areas

                    What can I say, I have my priorities

                    Comment


                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Neigh-Neigh View Post
                      So glad our military tax dollars are being spent in the name of national security. Meanwhile, Joe-Shmoe the Taxpayer, is trying to figure out how to fund his daughters lesson program.
                      I'm a public school teacher whose pay and benefit structure allows for three personal days annually. Should I elect not to take these paid days off in deference to the community members whose property tax dollars help fund our public schools (of which I myself am one)? It's not a perfect analogy, but it doesn't seem too far off to me.
                      "With mirth and laughter, let old wrinkles come" (Shakespeare).

                      Comment


                      • #71
                        Originally posted by lmlacross View Post
                        I'm a public school teacher whose pay and benefit structure allows for three personal days annually. Should I elect not to take these paid days off in deference to the community members whose property tax dollars help fund our public schools (of which I myself am one)? It's not a perfect analogy, but it doesn't seem too far off to me.
                        And what is the probably that you, a public school teacher, will be pulled out of the classroom and deployed into a combat arena?
                        About the same as me being pulled out of my bank job.

                        Once you enlist in the military - you become property of Uncle Sam. To be assigned to any post, at any time.
                        "Never do anything that you have to explain twice to the paramedics."
                        Courtesy my cousin Tim

                        Comment


                        • #72
                          Fooler, I think you misunderstand my point. My comparison was only meant to illustrate that PP's assertion that a service member shouldn't use PTO or paid training time in the approved manner she chooses simply because taxpayers fund her salary seems a bit ridiculous. I don't need to be reminded that I'm not living on the brink of deployment. Our two careers are only comparable in that taxpayers help to fund the government agencies for which we work.
                          "With mirth and laughter, let old wrinkles come" (Shakespeare).

                          Comment


                          • #73
                            Originally posted by lmlacross View Post
                            Fooler, I think you misunderstand my point. My comparison was only meant to illustrate that PP's assertion that a service member shouldn't use PTO or paid training time in the approved manner she chooses simply because taxpayers fund her salary seems a bit ridiculous. I don't need to be reminded that I'm not living on the brink of deployment. Our two careers are only comparable in that taxpayers help to fund the government agencies for which we work.
                            My apology as I misunderstood the intent of your post.
                            "Never do anything that you have to explain twice to the paramedics."
                            Courtesy my cousin Tim

                            Comment


                            • #74
                              The pictures look great! I hope the OP keeps competing in the military dress. I think eventing needs a reminder of the origins that it has drifted far away from.
                              A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it.

                              Comment


                              • #75
                                This thread is a year old guys. It doesn't look like the OP has come back to this BB either.
                                Last edited by enjoytheride; Mar. 16, 2013, 12:39 PM.
                                http://weanieeventer.blogspot.com/

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X