• 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

Can we have an adult re-rider support group?

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

  • No snot is good news! Hope he continues to get better.

    I'm in for a long season of hand walking since my 13 year old TB is on stall rest with a coffin bone stress fracture and collateral ligament injury. Best guess is that he will be sound for flatwork after 8 months to a year off. That leaves 56 year old me with horse show withdrawal pains. I'm still taking a lesson or two a week, and the barn is nice enough to let me ride a sale horse instead of a schoolie sometimes, but it's just not the same. My TB was my friend and show buddy for four great years. Finances prevent me from leasing another horse at this time, and TB needs lots of extra care and attention so I need to be taking care of him anyway.
    It's 2017. Do you know where your old horse is?

    www.streamhorsetv.com -- website with horse show livestream listings and links.

    Comment


    • Yay for good news about Dublin!

      pony4me -- sorry to hear about your boy's injury. You'll take good care of him, and ya'll will be back at it again before you know it. At least you have some other horses to ride in the meantime, even though I know it is not the same

      Like spacytracy, I am living vicariously through all of ya'lls riding stories, since conflicts prevent me from riding again until the first weekend in January. So keep 'em coming!!

      Hope everyone is surviving these last hectic few days until the holiday!
      Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion.... ~ Emerson

      Comment


      • Random question: Do any of you don makeup for shows? Just curious. I know I didn't back in college at IHSA shows, but then again, we had some girls who did. But now I can't remember if it was for the hunter portion, or if it was done just for the Western Pleasure classes and they happened to have it on during the hunter shows ...

        (Sorry. I was in the Hunter Princess thread and it was something I'd been wondering about. Just because I loathe makeup, but I'm also frightfully pale with blonde hair ...)
        The dude abides ...

        Comment


        • I wear my normal day makeup when I show. The usual foundation, powder and mascara though I skip the eye liner because it's likely to smudge when I sweat. I think it depends on how comfortable you feel with/with out it. I'm no prima donna but I do always put a little something on before I leave the house.
          Last edited by mepkkg; Dec. 22, 2011, 01:38 PM.

          Comment


          • Like mepkkg, when I wear makeup for shows, I wear the same as I do for every day running around (which isn't much for me). Concealer, powder, blush, subtle eyshadow and mascara, lip gloss. But truth be told, half the time I am running around like crazy on show days, and I end up not having time to put any makeup on.
            Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion.... ~ Emerson

            Comment


            • Sorry pony4me - how disappointing. 8 months - ugh. Hang in there!

              spacytracy - great! crossing fingers it will stay away...

              So it took just 3 months of ownership for B to be lame. Pulled a shoe in the stinkin' mud in the pastures. Not lame, but didn't want any more sucked off. Stayed in this weekend until blacksmith came on Monday. Had a great ride afterwards. Text message yesterday (wish they would call - no cell coverage at my house and I could have made time) that he wasn't going to get turned out as he was off. Speculated that this crummy rainy weather is arthritis promoting, and that he might just get better if he moved around. Stocked up in his R hind when I got there, but not bad. Walked him for 15 minutes today. His gait picked up. Then tried a trot and to the left he was really off.

              No heat anywhere. No flinching when flexing. His R hind had gone back down afterwards. Going to try to stretch him out at a walk over the next couple of days, and if nothing improves, call the vet. The barn is very cold and damp, and hoping this isn't going to be par for the course this winter. But really have no other options in my remote location for the immediate future.

              Gee - at least I'm not alone having to take a detour...!
              But he thought, "This procession has got to go on." So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn't there at all. H.C.Anderson

              Comment


              • Originally posted by mepkkg View Post
                II'm no pre-madonna but I do always put a little something on before I leave the house.
                So do I. Not much, just a little something.

                By the way, I think you mean "prima donna." This phrase means "first lady" in Italian, and originally referred to the leading lady in an opera. Please forgive the correction. I thought you might like to know.
                I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne

                Comment


                • Originally posted by Dewey View Post
                  So do I. Not much, just a little something.

                  By the way, I think you mean "prima donna." This phrase means "first lady" in Italian, and originally referred to the leading lady in an opera. Please forgive the correction. I thought you might like to know.
                  Whoops good to know!

                  Comment


                  • I always wear makeup to show! I always have some vague idea that maybe the judge will be thinking "gosh they were all awful today, but that one lady just looks so nice..." I wear a little less than I wear to work, just do a little powder plus blush, eyeliner, mascara, and lipstick (no gloss for me, gloss + ring dirt = bad times) And obviously a mountain of undereye concealer because getting up at 5am hurts more than it used to!

                    Also I tend to think if I didn't wear makeup it would scare the children. I don't need a pony kid looking at me and going "are you OK???"

                    Comment


                    • Thanks, y'all!

                      I typically don't wear anything at all, but I may break out some basics for any B or C shows.

                      ==

                      Pre-madonna made me giggle. In a good way. Pre-madonna, Madonna, and post-madonna. I think one could definitely work those into a conversation about makeup. "Just whatever you do, DON'T go all post-madonna. It may work for Lady Gaga, but it just won't work with you."
                      The dude abides ...

                      Comment

                      • Original Poster

                        I do. Call me vain but I like to look decent in pictures. And the difference of makeup/no makeup is quite shocking on me. I dont wear much, conceiler bronzer, and mascara, most of the face stuff slides off by 11 am anyway.

                        Comment


                        • Originally posted by spacytracy View Post
                          I dont wear much, concealer bronzer, and mascara, most of the face stuff slides off by 11 am anyway.
                          Me, too... And what I think is scary, is helmet head!

                          Hey, great news! B has had a miraculous recovery! Got on him today to quietly ride him since he was so off Wednesday - we hoped it was the weather. Well, today felt cold to me, too, but he was alert and eager going to the indoor. The walk felt fine. Then I couldn't even get once around at a trot without a buck or a squeal. Had to turn him out to let off some steam - flew around the ring for several minutes, and of course had to walk him with that winter coat! Gotta love 'em!

                          Everyone have a lovely holiday!
                          But he thought, "This procession has got to go on." So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn't there at all. H.C.Anderson

                          Comment


                          • I am happy to report that sometime during the last week, Finn's brain was located and returned to his head. Today was one of the really nice rides on him. He did not even move when I mounted - which I attribute to finally getting the padding right as he still lacks some top line muscling.

                            He was relaxed, he was "there" and responsive to my requests. We even managed leg yield at the trot (it's difficult because I sometimes lack brain to body communication).

                            Just for fun -we jumped a x rail! Now sometimes this goes really well, and sometimes not so much - like when I tense up and apply the leg of death to him. That's when he charges the itty bitty jump, clears it and tries to gallop away - not canter, gallop. Today was one of the really good ones. Horse happy, me grinning ear to ear!

                            Pony4me - sorry to hear about the stall rest - is it a good thing that it's winter and not glorious perfect for riding spring????

                            Spacy - glad to hear Dublin dodged the snot glob!

                            Iechris - glad to hear the brain was not lost - just misplaced! Good job!

                            As to the makeup question - whether I wear any depends on several factors: Heat & humidity and how much my hands are shaking. The one time I tried to apply eyeliner pencil at a show, it looked like it had been done by a 1 year old with a big Crayola.

                            Merry Christmas to all us re-riders! May your day be joyful and full of pony hugs!
                            And nothing bad happened!

                            Comment

                            • Original Poster

                              Jaslyn - I'm glad you had a great ride! I bet that felt really satisfying.

                              Dublin is feeling great. So great in fact that he's been a total a-hole to handle. I told my trainer this last night and she said "Good!". I knew what she meant (glad he's feeling better) but I'm kind of scared to handle him because he's been such a turd.

                              I posted on "off course" but if you guys can give me any tips on how to get him to stop running through the gates, into his stall, Id appreciate it!

                              Comment


                              • spacy: If I had any sort of advice for you, I'd totally share it. Unfortunately, my experience is limited, at best.

                                ==

                                I think I just found a way to increase the amount of saddle time I get each week. Unfortunately, it will require me to use an additional trainer. I will be speaking with current trainer about this Monday.

                                It's basically a weird working hours/days coupled with distance from the barn problem and has nothing to do with her personally. Potential new trainer is in the city where I work, whereas my current trainer is 80 miles from work and 50 miles from home. So, that being the case, I'm thinking/hoping it will be a non-issue.

                                Fingers crossed. I really love my current place, but I know I'm progressing at a snail's pace because I can't ride as much as I need or would like.
                                The dude abides ...

                                Comment


                                • I feel like a really bad horse mom! My attempts to keep Finn more comfortable inadvertently backfired! As I said before, we are working on muscling on his top line - when I bought him, you could put knick knaks on the "shelf" between spine and the top of his ribs. It's much better now, but still needs work.

                                  So, in an attempt to lesson the bulk of pads, I got him one of those foam whither pads. It was not until yesterday and today that I made the connection between the foam pad and our mounting issues. No foam pad either day.

                                  Two days in a row he has stood like a stone while I mount! And has been a joy to ride - no bit chewing, no bit leaning. No Mr. Pissy Pants - just my good boy.

                                  Now, I have a confession to make: I have cantered Finn only a few times. Somewhere, somehow, my brain decided that if I did "that" he would just run away and I would not be able to stop him - ever. Logical - not by a long shot.

                                  So, today, I cantered on the left lead - a whole circle. Was it pretty - nope. My left foot slid all the way "home" in the iron and I was pretty bouncy - but we, as in Finn and I, did it!!!!!
                                  And nothing bad happened!

                                  Comment


                                  • I feel like a really bad horse mom! My attempts to keep Finn more comfortable inadvertently backfired! As I said before, we are working on muscling on his top line - when I bought him, you could put knick knaks on the "shelf" between spine and the top of his ribs. It's much better now, but still needs work.

                                    So, in an attempt to lesson the bulk of pads, I got him one of those foam whither pads. It was not until yesterday and today that I made the connection between the foam pad and our mounting issues. Foam pad is out!

                                    Two days in a row he has stood like a stone while I mount! And has been a joy to ride - no bit chewing, no bit leaning. No Mr. Pissy Pants - just my good boy.

                                    Now, I have a confession to make: I have cantered Finn only a few times. Somewhere, somehow, my brain decided that if I did "that" he would just run away and I would not be able to stop him - ever. Logical - not by a long shot.

                                    So, today, I cantered on the left lead - a whole circle. Was it pretty - nope. My left foot slid all the way "home" in the iron and I was pretty bouncy - but we, as in Finn and I, did it!!!!!
                                    And nothing bad happened!

                                    Comment


                                    • Congrats, Jaslyn! I am looking forward to the day when I can canter B without bucking and racing. What I would give for one time around the ring! We are still walking, walking, trotting, trotting, trotting. And now that this week has divulged that his tentativeness (is that a word...) appears to be arthritis, we have that under control and we are back to full speed! Had a fun ride in solitude this afternoon, with lots and lots of changes and mental games. He is actually tucking and using his hind end! Whoo whoo!!

                                      I left the ring so thankful for this horse, and this year - one that has returned me to my life's love of riding, and the "belonging" feeling that comes with it.

                                      Here's to the re-riders of COTH. May we all have a lovely 2012!
                                      But he thought, "This procession has got to go on." So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn't there at all. H.C.Anderson

                                      Comment


                                      • Happy Holidays Re-riders!!


                                        I am working on my goals for 2012!!

                                        Comment


                                        • Happy Holidays!

                                          Got rained out this week and woke up this AM with a stomach bug so I think tomorrow will be out too. Crossing my fingers for Tuesday.

                                          Comment

                                          Working...
                                          X