• 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

Would this be considered tacky?

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

  • Would this be considered tacky?

    I have had the same colors for as long as I have been riding but have found them to be somewhat boring. I want to change my colors to yellow and navy. I think this can be done tastefully, but I wanted to check that I would not be looked down upon by others due to my choice.

    For XC:

    White Saddle Pad w/ Navy trim
    Black Boots on Horse
    Navy Helmet Cover w/ Yellow vertical stripes (3)
    Navy Vest
    Yellow Polo


    By the way I am a 16 year old girl eventing at novice (preparing to move up to training). One of my horses is a chestnut and the other is bay. I also catch ride some ponies. I do not use my colors in my dressage or sj attire. I only use my colors for xc and my stable equipment (tack trunk, buckets, brushes...)

    Thanks in advance for your help

  • #2
    Sounds much more sedate than many I have seen.

    Comment


    • #3
      I think that would look nice!

      I always love the color yellow

      Comment


      • #4
        Sounds quite reserved, actually.

        In any case, your riding is the important thing.

        Comment


        • #5
          If you will look tacky, then *I* look tacky!

          http://www.fivebadcats.com/html/Jump...20002%20a1.jpg

          I use more of a gold than a true yellow, but I think it looks rather nice on my orange horse!
          ~Nancy~

          Adams Equine Wellness

          Comment

          • Original Poster

            #6
            thanks!
            I was just worried because yellow is sometimes included in the category of neon (pink, green, orange)

            Comment


            • #7
              Doug Payne's colors are yellow and red...

              Comment


              • #8
                We had a young girl with us for a few years that did navy and yellow, and she always looked great. She did a navy poly pad, navy vest, navy and yellow striped shirt, and BRIGHT yellow helmet cover, complete with a Pia Pantsu-esque pompom. It looked great, and it it was fun to watch her on her great big horse with her little pompom. They were quite the pair.
                Amanda

                Comment


                • #9
                  LOL....those were my school colors! I've know a couple of people that used those colors. My good friend used royal blue instead of navy.

                  But basically, you will look great!
                  ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jubilee.eventing View Post
                    I think this can be done tastefully, but I wanted to check that I would not be looked down upon by others due to my choice

                    Are XC colours something to worry about??!! Honestly, why would you even care? I do not understand the "I would not be looked down upon others" comment. Wear what you want and have fun...stuff the rest.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JanWeber View Post
                      Doug Payne's colors are yellow and red...
                      And don't forget Bruce!
                      ~Nancy~

                      Adams Equine Wellness

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        My colors are yellow and navy. I think that they look quite nice together. I have a polartec dress sheet for Tess that is yellow with navy trim. She looks lovely in it.

                        I wear a navy helmet, vest and breeches. My shirt is yellow and Tess wears yellow bell boots.
                        When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I've been working the yellow and black angle and love it on a chestnut or bay!

                          I am so tempted by yellow web reins... I'm always surprised when some riders look down on bright colors. There's a reason for it - so you don't get lost in the bushes when you fall off! (that's what we were told in PC )

                          If I was you, I'd get a nice navy pad with yellow binding and some blue and yellow tape for your horse's boots too.
                          ----------------------------------------
                          PSSM / EPSM and Shivers Forum
                          http://pssm.xanthoria.com/
                          ----------------------------------------

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I'm struggling to pick colors. I have a plain bay no white at all. I was thinking of doing red and black, but I'm not sure what to do!

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jetandmegs4 View Post
                              I'm struggling to pick colors. I have a plain bay no white at all. I was thinking of doing red and black, but I'm not sure what to do!
                              I also have a plain bay with no markings and my colors are red and black. I think it looks great heavy on the black...light on the red.
                              "look deep into his pedigree. Look for the name of a one-of-a-kind horse who lends to his kin a fierce tenacity, a will of iron, a look of eagles. Look & know that Slew is still very much with us."

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                Well, I have used the same ol' outfit for some 20 od years.

                                I just llok better in it every year like a good old wine.

                                Instead of buying a new outfit, why don't you spent, donate $100 to the 3TD Club.

                                Keep the tradition alive.

                                Aint that something to spent money on, colours are nice but the tradition of eventing is what counts.

                                if you wnat to donate, $ 100, sent me an e-mail to guehardt@ centurytel.net
                                That I have no use for them, does not mean, that I don't know them and don't know how to use them.
                                Caveman extraordinair

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  my colors are pink and black(and i mean hot pink) so no, your colors aren't tacky, they are pretty conservative...no worries
                                  http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/DSC_1428.jpg

                                  Comment

                                  • Original Poster

                                    #18
                                    I'm actually not buying anything new... I have all the navy stuff and I already own a yellow polo...

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Gnep View Post
                                      Instead of buying a new outfit, why don't you spent, donate $100 to the 3TD Club.

                                      Keep the tradition alive.

                                      Aint that something to spent money on, colours are nice but the tradition of eventing is what counts.

                                      if you wnat to donate, $ 100, sent me an e-mail to guehardt@ centurytel.net
                                      Give the kid a break. She's 16 and wants to look and feel like an eventer out there.

                                      To the OP - I think the colors sound great - my own caution would be against polos on the xc, but that has nothing to do with your original question I'd also caution against sending money to someone you met on a BB (no offense to Gnep who is by all accounts a standup guy).
                                      Treat Jockey for Spellbound and Smidgeon

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by sisu27 View Post
                                        I also have a plain bay with no markings and my colors are red and black. I think it looks great heavy on the black...light on the red.
                                        My colors are also red and black, and have been since I started eventing 20 years ago. I tend to also go heavy on the black and light on the red, but I'm on a grey.

                                        http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/m...ny74/MTPC3.jpg

                                        Honestly, as long as you are safe, prepared, and having fun, nobody really cares what colors you choose. Pick what suits you.

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X