Stallion Spotlight

Sandro Hit Standa Eylers

Real Estate Spotlight

Main-Barn-Bench-to-end2
  • 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 may be better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts, though are not legally obligated to do so, regardless of content.

Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting. Moderators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts unless they have been alerted and have determined that a post, thread or user has violated the Forums� policies. Moderators do not regularly independently monitor the Forums for such violations.

Profanity, outright vulgarity, blatant personal insults or otherwise inappropriate statements will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

Users may provide their positive or negative experiences with or opinions of companies, products, individuals, etc.; however, accounts involving allegations of criminal behavior against named individuals or companies MUST be first-hand accounts and may NOT be made anonymously.

If a situation has been reported upon by a reputable news source or addressed by law enforcement or the legal system it is open for discussion, but if an individual wants to make their own claims of criminal behavior against a named party in the course of that discussion, they too must identify themselves by first and last name and the account must be first-person.

Criminal allegations that do not satisfy these requirements, when brought to our attention, may be removed pending satisfaction of these criteria, and we reserve the right to err on the side of caution when making these determinations.

Credible threats of suicide will be reported to the police along with identifying user information at our disposal, in addition to referring the user to suicide helpline resources such as 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK.

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 5/9/18)
See more
See less

Thank You Gift for fellow boarder... ideas?

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

  • Thank You Gift for fellow boarder... ideas?

    I want to do something as a thank you for a fellow boarder who has really gone above and beyond to look out for my horse lately. She knew that there are a few nights a week when I can't get out to the barn because of my college classes, so she's taken it upon herself (I didn't ask) to rinse the mud off his legs and pick his feet after turnout, make sure his water buckets are clean and full, topped off his hay feeder and tidied up his stall.

    I've done the same for her horse the last few nights I've been out to the barn if she's not able to be there, but I'd like to do a little extra something for her. I'll see what money I might be able to scrape together (college student on a budget here), but any other suggestions would be appreciated!

  • #2
    A bag of apple treats for her horse and yours. Any horse related jewelry. How nice of her and of you.

    Comment


    • #3
      Homemade treats for her horse (and maybe some human treats too)

      Comment


      • #4
        Ah... I remember being a poor college student! Sort of... it was 35 years ago. LOL Why not make her some cookies she can share with her horse - like oatmeal with applesauce? Everyone always appreciates homemade goodies, especially if they can share them with their horse. If you don't have access to a kitchen, a small bag of horse treats won't set you back much. Either with a nice note I'm sure would be appreciated.
        ~~ How do you catch a loose horse? Make a noise like a carrot! - British Cavalry joke ~~

        Comment


        • #5
          Horse treats.
          "I'm not always sarcastic. Sometimes I'm asleep." - Harry Dresden

          Comment


          • #6
            Dollar General has peppermints for $1/bag. A few bags of peppermints and a hand-written thank-you note would be very thoughtful!
            "We need a pinned ears icon." -MysticOakRanch

            Comment


            • #7
              Horse treats, Starbucks card, etc Anything more would embarrass me if I were the one giving the help -- and then I would be hesitant to help more because I'd fear you might feel indebted... Those of us with extra time at the barn don't mind helping out those with more limited time. If you asked for her help, it might be a different deal..

              Comment


              • #8
                Booze. And maybe a dollar store bag of mints that she can share with her horse if she chooses. Booze can be anything from a couple cans of beer or a lower (but drinkable) bottle of wine on up to the sky's the limit. It doesn't have to be a lavish gesture to make it meaningful
                Ahhhh, spring is here. The birds are singing, the trees are budding and the paddocks are making their annual transformation from cake mix to cookie dough.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Instead of buying her something, could you arrange some time to ride with her? Spend some time with her outside of the barn? I'd rather receive something like that if I helped out.
                  I’d rather ride on a Mustang, than in one.

                  BaileyAnn Neal

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Gift cards for Dover, Stateline, or other.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Something simple and cheap will still be appreciated. It is a gesture. Horse treats, some hand lotion, human cookies, a very small starbucks card, you really can't go wrong with anything. I would think even a gift with a $5-$10 value would be just fine.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        A very nice hand-written card complete with a bag of mints (to thank both her and her horse). I have always found that a thoughtful, sincerely written letter in a card goes a very long way to communicating the extent of my gratefulness towards the people in my life.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          A heart felt "thank you" in person is always appreciated and as you are doing the same for her when needed I wouldn't worry about a costly gift. The horse treats are a good idea.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Edre View Post
                            A very nice hand-written card complete with a bag of mints (to thank both her and her horse). I have always found that a thoughtful, sincerely written letter in a card goes a very long way to communicating the extent of my gratefulness towards the people in my life.
                            I totally agree. A hand written note is one of the most geniune expressions of gratitude and costs nothing. I also agree with the bag of peppermints to go along with it. It is the thought that counts not the amount spent.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              The preteens and teenagers who worked after school and boarded their ponies at one barn watched out for Cloudy and Callie each school day Til I got off work. It was great to know that my 2 had all those kids watching them. My horses and I compensated the kids with treats and all
                              you don't have to spend a lot of money. Sharing items like fly spray and cool drinks shows appreciation. Thank her often

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                I have a couple of fellow boarders who always help me out when I need it (horse-sitting and whatnot). When Christmas rolled around I got them each a small box of chocolates (Godiva was having a Christmas sale, but TJ Maxx usually has sweets on sale too). One of them (the one who always horse-sits for me) I also got a smartpak gift card, and the other I bought a Thelwell pony calendar (she always has a calendar up in the tack room, so I figured she'd like a cute one).

                                ETA I also bought some pretty holiday cards (horses pulling sleighs) and wrote them each a personalized note inside.

                                I was hesitant to do horse treats (out of habit because my pony has Cushings, even though I'm pretty sure both of their horses can eat whatever treats they want). If you go that route just make sure you know if your friend's horse(s) have any dietary restrictions

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  Definitely a handwritten note. I would agree with those who say that plus some treats or something along those lines would be more than sufficient...the note is the key.

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    I have to agree with the posters that suggested a hand-written note. Your friend took the time to provide some "hands on" care. A hand written note (and perhaps a modest gift card) are definitely in order.

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      I agree about a hand written note of thanks. My parents drilled into me about sending thank you notes. So when I got a job as federal law clerk to judge and on first trip on the circuit, an old owner of bank in swainsboto paid for our dinner at his camp and uh female entertainment for the court family and all the likker for those 10or12 men and had a horse owning local attorney rider take me riding well I mailed yeah thru the free federal mail a thank you note to bank owner for it all and....the guy called the judge to say that in all the decades he'd paid all that money for booze and food and women for the men, no one had ever thanked him
                                      my parents were always right,dammit
                                      write out a thank you note on a nice card.

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        A fellow boarder gave me a handwritten thank you note and some cool riding socks as a thank you for hand walking her horse. Both were very much appreciated.
                                        RIP Mydan Mydandy+
                                        RIP Barichello

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X