• 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

Excited/Opinions/name help!-added video/update question

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Excited/Opinions/name help!-added video/update question

    Just got a call from a friend...I've been DROOLING over this guy ever since she brought him home. 16.2 2006 OTTB, super super sane and easy going with a complete in your pocket puppy dog personality, she just doesn't have time and her job requires too much traveling.

    Anyway, hoping to pick him up next week, he's had 45 days of western training, chiro, farrier, and vet work and been off the track a year, AND hubby is more excited then I am (he's tired of my bay mares...).

    One bad thing, his name has to GO! Buddha Bunt *shudder*

    So barn/show names?

    and of course...some horrible crappy pictures...
    feeding time


    Last edited by Jumper_girl221; Oct. 18, 2011, 01:36 PM.

  • #2
    Buddy for a barn name? He sounds like he will be your buddy. And it's close to Buddha. Not sure for show name.
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    ¯ Oscar Wilde


    • #3
      Is he out of the grey stallion Buddha, who won the Wood Memorial? If so, I'd definitely keep the first half of the name!

      Buddha is by Unbridled's Song, so maybe the second word could be musical... or yoga-related (Konasana, Navasana, Simhasana, Tadasana....)
      "Go on, Bill — this is no place for a pony."


      • Original Poster

        ^ Yes he is, BY Buddha, out of Raw Gold


        • #5
          Originally posted by Jumper_girl221 View Post
          ^ Yes he is, BY Buddha, out of Raw Gold
          I'd go with something in the Hindi language —like Buddha Sunhala (golden buddha) or Kundan Buddha (pure gold buddha).
          "Go on, Bill — this is no place for a pony."


          • #6
            He's a real looker, congrats!


            • #7
              Golden Buddha :-)


              • Original Poster


                A friend suggested Bodie (Bodie Island Lighthouse here in NC). I just really don't like "Buddha", guess its that conservative Christian background coming through.

                Plus when I look at him...I don't see fat man statue at all...


                • #9
                  Knowing me though, id be tempted to just change that 't' to an 's' and giggle every time I told ppl my horse's name was Buddha Buns..


                  • Original Poster


                    her original suggestion was Bodhi and his show name Awakening (the sanskrit translation) which I actually really liked.

                    Eek! I'm SO EXCITED! I haven't had a grey since my teen years and I have a fond spot in my heart for them. Of course...I'm probably romanticizing it in my head and will soon be thankful for my solid bays come the first few horse shows and the endless scrubbing that will entail.


                    • #11
                      Gorgeous!! Congrats.



                      • #12
                        Bodhi and Awakening are great suggestions!! I'd go with those, at least in the meantime... But they're definitely potential keeper names in my book.
                        And yes, congrats!


                        • #13
                          He is gorgeous!! Congrats.


                          • Original Poster

                            So I got him home, and OMG LOVE his personality. He's super sweet friendly, and really is a very chill guy. Took a dog to get him riled up enough to get some trot footage (you don't WANT to see the canter...running after him did NOT give the smoothest footage).

                            Any way...he has a slight "twist" behind, walks almost like a model on the cat walk. He's straight in the front, but his rear is, odd. Almost like he's paddling in the rear, and I can't tell if he's slightly off behind. Had a few people tell me he's fine, just needs to build up some muscle back there....but what does he look like to you guys?

                            He's also barefoot and came from a sandy farm to my rocky hard place.

                            Video literally right off the trailer (I turned him out in the riding ring for a bit)

                            Semi Confo shot. That was a total PITA, he kept turning to face me

                            Trotting around the riding ring. Yeah, he's thin, one of the reasons his prev. owner practically gave him to me. She's out of town a lot and the sitter wasn't pulling him out to eat and he gets picked on

                            And his reaction to the peacocks. About 20 seconds later he put his head down and started grazing...


                            • #15
                              OMG, can you say GOOOORRRRRRRGGGGGEEEEEEOOOOOUUUUUUUUS? No WONDER you're drooling! I am, too!


                              • #16
                                he's super cute.

                                Hail Buddha
                                Free Bodie

                                In Cahoots

                                I think if he were mine I'd name him "In Cahoots"

                                there are only 3 listed in all breeds.
                                Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!


                                • #17
                                  He's lovely.

                                  Wouldn't let the twist bother you too much, lots of horses have it or something like it. It does put a little more stress on the hocks so keep an eye on him for hock soreness as he ages. I had one that twisted behind, did nothing but he did get injected a few times in his teens. I fed him Cosequin but I usually do, nothing special in that. I don't see soreness now personally. I wouldn't expect it to go away -- might, might not.

                                  If it DOES bother you, I'll take him off your hands!

                                  I like Bodie, like the kid in the Wire.
                                  Last edited by fordtraktor; Oct. 18, 2011, 03:20 PM.


                                  • #18
                                    My OTTB had a little wonky hind end issue. Also not a lot of muscle. It was the first thing she fixed when she got him so that he would develop properly and learn to carry himself. Good luck, he is very pretty.


                                    • #19
                                      Buddha Call


                                      • Original Poster

                                        Thanks! Pheww, I was a bit worried about it.

                                        What do you all see him doing, hunters, jumpers, or? (mostly on the local level of course). I almost thought hunters...but wasn't sure if the judge would count the twisting against him, or if he would be better off doing something he could be booted for.

                                        Stolen Virtue is "she" your chiro? This guy has been seen 8-10 times (would need to look at his records again) and his last two visits were "no issues, holding his adjustments", the last one on 9-26, so I don't know if anything could be "fixed". I'll get my girl to look at him when she's out again, but I've a feeling what I see is what I get adjustment wise...now maybe he'll get better with strength?

                                        Fordtraktor-thanks. I'm starting him on Corta flx (I do with all my OTTB's), but I'll def. keep an eye on it! He was doing some changes playing around Saturday, so I don't "think" he's sore now? They were nice deliberate changes too! No rushed motorcycle changes you sometimes see with the babies.