• 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

a nice pic of my pony on EN

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • a nice pic of my pony on EN

    This was a nice surprise.

    EN: Photos from Running Start HT

    The last photo is of my lovely, pony-sized Zizi.

  • #2
    What a nice surprise


    • #3
      Yeah, that one doesn't jump well at all. You might need to just hide her in my barn for awhile

      Though I have to say I'm getting a huge kick out of the Whinney the Pooh beast. Cool face, cool horse, cool kid.


      • #4
        Classy looking!
        "Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George


        • #5
          Click here before you buy.


          • #6
            Is that the mare who we all thought had the super awesome cute dressage test? Wasn't it narrated by JMP or someone, IIRC?
            Flip a coin. It's not what side lands that matters, but what side you were hoping for when the coin was still in the air.

            You call it boxed wine. I call it carboardeaux.


            • #7
              Without having been there I would hazard a guess that yes, she had a super cute dressage test, and, yes, it was narrated by JMP
              The big man -- my lost prince

              The little brother, now my main man


              • #8
                Zizi is the Akhal Teke x tb, isn't she? And she is awesome with cow work, too, IIRC? Could you tell us some more about her?
                Intermediate Riding Skills


                • Original Poster

                  Originally posted by jen-s View Post
                  Is that the mare who we all thought had the super awesome cute dressage test? Wasn't it narrated by JMP or someone, IIRC?
                  That was her younger sister, Nina. (Nina, unlike the rest of her family, is quiet and unfussy in the dressage.)


                  • #10
                    Very classy. Timeless photo (as in a very classic form). Nice to see.


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JER View Post
                      That was her younger sister, Nina. (Nina, unlike the rest of her family, is quiet and unfussy in the dressage.)
                      I seem to remember something less than quiet. Mayhaps I'm delusional though. She's a gorgeous girl.
                      Flip a coin. It's not what side lands that matters, but what side you were hoping for when the coin was still in the air.

                      You call it boxed wine. I call it carboardeaux.


                      • Original Poster

                        Originally posted by jen-s View Post
                        I seem to remember something less than quiet.
                        This is Nina's video. Maybe you're thinking of her other sister, Dekorum? She was quite lively.

                        (Their mother was the worst. She hated the concept of dressage, the idea that anyone would ask her to do something that she would not otherwise be inclined to do.)


                        • #13
                          Very cute! Anyone else notice how each rider is smiling except the Olympian?


                          • #14
                            Love it! She's so flashy.
                            Balanced Care Equine


                            • #15
                              Very cute! I like her.


                              • #16
                                very nice, JER, thanks for sharing!
                                “Always saddle your own horse. Always know what you’re doing. And go in the direction you are heading.” Connie Reeves
                                Jump Start Solutions LLC


                                • #17
                                  Too bad she has such a terrible jump...


                                  • Original Poster

                                    Originally posted by whicker View Post
                                    Zizi is the Akhal Teke x tb, isn't she? And she is awesome with cow work, too, IIRC? Could you tell us some more about her?
                                    Correct. Zizi is by the Akhal-Teke stallion Super Star and out of my TB mare Bett's Jet. We have no idea why she's so short. She's always been tiny -- at four weeks of age, she was still small enough to walk under her mum. Her sisters were too tall for that when they were born.

                                    Zizi loves to work cattle, and will herd any available animals -- cats, pigs, dogs, horses -- with or without a rider on her back. She has, on occasion, taken hostages for lengthy periods of time. But it's not really a problem as long as you can get five or six people together to help free them.

                                    Her first jump was over a Mylar balloon. She was out on a trail, a balloon floated out from behind a pile of junk, right across her path. She'd been trotting along with the cowgirl and when the balloon drifted by at about three and a half feet off the ground, the cowgirl figured she'd stop hard and stare. Not Zizi. She trotted right up to the balloon and jumped it. When they got home, the cowgirl called me to say 'If you ever wanted a jumper, this is your horse. I mean, Dekorum is nice but this one can really jump.'

                                    She's now 8 and has competed very successfully through Training. She'll be moving up sometime soon but we'll do that when JMP says she's ready. He's been great with her because she's a very unusual type -- Mike calls her a 'free spirit' -- and she's so athletic and driven, she needs someone watching out for her.

                                    I should add that she's not necessarily an easy ride because she's so small, quick and forward. But you can put a small child or a young teen on her back and she tones it down for them.


                                    • #19
                                      Lovely mare! Gotta love Tekes, even if she is only half Teke! Every Teke I've met has been a joy to be around.
                                      "One reason why horses are happy is because they are not trying to impress other horses."
                                      "Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction"


                                      • #20
                                        Looks like your cowgirl was right! Really lovely
                                        OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!