• 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

Retread & Xcntrygirl go schooling! :)

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

  • Retread & Xcntrygirl go schooling! :)

    I am only the first to post bec. XC's phone needs a charge! We took the Loser Herd for a school at Olde Hope and it was just delightful. Red Horse is awesome, I know what I have to do to get his balance more automatic. Rug got a little canter and some jumps and XC got some confidence and fun, then she came home with me and rode her Laddie who was very happy to see Mum. We had a great time, yes, there are pictures. I love schooling when you are the only ones on the place and can just do whatever you want, no waiting, no crowds, excellent footing. Many thanks to Jane!
    Do you realize I have never had a horse that looked at the ditch just ONCE and then went on and jumped it? Red is just amazing. He said, Oh, that's a ditch -- oh, I have to jump it - OK - no problem and jumped it back and forth about five-six times. His first XC school!
    Awesome day! We needed an awesome day so I can go on this glow for a couple of weeks! Onward!
    Proud & Permanent Student Of The Long Road
    Read me: EN (http://eventingnation.com/author/annemarch/) and HJU (http://horsejunkiesunited.com/author/holly-covey/)

  • #2
    I had the same "ditch revelation" not too long ago- I've never had a "ditchy" horse.

    I had my one-eyed guy out for his first XC school with my trainer and we had to have a knock-down-drag-out to get him to step down into the water... Our next thing to school was the ditch. Everyone else was on greenies so we were trying to find a lead and I said "oh, he'll do it!" and she gave me this look like "yeah... right." Sure enough, he cantered right over it. I've just never had one have an issue. Maybe its all the trail riding I do... or maybe its that I just expect them to go over and they do! Either way, I'll take it!

    Glad you had a great day! Sounds like its just what you needed!
    Big Idea Eventing

    Comment


    • #3
      So Rugby is all better now? How wonderful that Red likes his job!
      SportHorseRiders.com
      Taco Blog
      *T3DE 2010 Pact*

      Comment

      • Original Poster

        #4
        YES. He healed beautifully, just a nick there -- almost all hair covered. I worked pretty hard on that. And yes it IS wonderful about Red! I am really thrilled with him. And XC rode him a little bit and as soon as I saw her ride him my jaw dropped. I had no idea. He is an excellent mover! When you ride them you can't tell a thing! Oh I wish we could get together some time and ride, Cookie, you'd have a blast with us! SOON. We are not going to let this get away from us. We are going to go ride together sometime! Maybe this winter in Aiken!
        Proud & Permanent Student Of The Long Road
        Read me: EN (http://eventingnation.com/author/annemarch/) and HJU (http://horsejunkiesunited.com/author/holly-covey/)

        Comment


        • #5
          Oh Happy Day!!!

          It was a great day today!!! I had a total immersion Horsey day!! WoooHOOO Holly was nice enough to ask me to help her school Red by riding, and lightly schooling Rugby, with her. Not a bad deal and I jumped (literally and figuratively) at the chance. So off we went to the wilds of the Easter Shore of MD, to Olde Hope farm. We tacked up and off we went. Both of us warmed up with a touch of flat work around the dressage rings to give Red a chance to look it over. Rugby and I played around as we both were like “Oh yea, you take a look at the judges stands, I have only seen oh 10 thousand of the darn things!!”

          And then off we went to play over real jumps. Initially it was real tiny jumps and Rugby saw every ghost, goblin and spook known to horses, hiding inside each one. It was a riot. Once I realized with Holly’s help that he needs more contact and a bit more leg, we were ok and the goblins miraculously disappeared! Meanwhile Red the superstar was beee bopping along and hopping over all the little stuff almost free of any second thoughts…almost. He is a greenie and a couple times he looked way down at the jumps for a good extra second, or ten, and then jumped.

          So off we went to the ‘bigger’ jumps and I was longing for the Tin Man’s oil can. Boy what 3 months away will do to a girl!!!! But Holly and Rugby were great and patient and finally I started to remember how to play this game. But I have to admit that it’s a sign of how far I have to go still that a novice ramp at Olde Hope looked a bit big to me on approach. Ahh but life's a journey right?

          Red is a superstar! Plain and simple, he’s the total package and I am so glad I got to see him in the ‘early’ days so I can brag years from now… “Oh you think he’s a nice horse now? You should have seen him his first time at Olde Hope! Never blinked at the ditch!”

          Holly was way overly generous and let me sit on the kid for a few minutes and I must say he rides as nice as he is to watch.

          So at the end of a great xc school we washed the boys off and loaded up. And down the road we went, another hour and half, back to Holly’s farm. It had crossed my mind last night that if I was already halfway to Holly’s, and I will have ridden one, well why not two? Why not go sit on Lad????? So I checked the maps, thought it out and decided to sleep on it and see if I wanted to this am. Woke up this morning and my first thought was, “I get to ride Lad again today!” (I took this as a very good sign that my personal burnout may in fact be receding further away! YAY )

          So I got there, walked into the field with the container of Stud Muffins and started loving on Lad and giving him delicious bribes. (Never hurts to bribe the boy, you never know he may be feeling about being sent to Holly's boot camp and taken from the life of the wild stallion of the Serengeti!)

          It was a fantastic ride and I am so happy that we reunited for some fun. I have missed the moments with him sooo much more than I realized. After the first canter around the ring it was like a light on a blackberry came on and said “ok you’re synced now.” It was just such a warm fuzzy sheer happy moment. And believe me that’s under selling it severely.

          As always a ton of thanks goes out to Holly. I couldn’t do it without you!! And extra big thanks for getting the pics and video of Laddy and I!!!

          The pics of Holly at Olde Hope are here:
          http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m...y%20June%2019/

          The pics of Lad and I are here: http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m...%20with%20Lad/

          And the very brief compilation of video clips of Lad and I jumping are here:

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsoHaipuSsA


          ~Emily
          "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries

          Comment

          Working...
          X