• 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

Webcast - QH Youth World Fence classes -winning video clips post #1

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #41
    Originally posted by Sparky View Post
    dcm, we bought her from looosssie sight unseen, from a short youtube video. She's been a delight from the minute she walked off the trailer.
    That is so cool, Sparky. Not only is Sassy very special, but looosie is a total love, too.


    • #42
      Agreed--I've only talked to her on the phone and on-line, but I know Sassy's sweetness and work ethic are the result of her being trained and loved by looossie.


      • #43
        Originally posted by Sparky View Post
        A little trivia: Plumcreek, number 414, She's Got The Blue, was in our barn last year, and was Pre Green champ one week at one of the Colorado shows. She was sold to a young lady from California who shows her very successfully in the small juniors. She's made the finals of the eq over at the AQHYA show, and in a few minutes we'll find out if she returns for the working hunter finals--she seemed to have a pretty nice trip, but I can't hear rubs on the webcast, and we know that can be a big deal
        That's my friend- rides at the same barn. We are all wishing her good luck!


        • #44
          And the tail thing....fifty pounds of fake tail make the tail seem more "packed" ...still...it looks weird to me...I was afraid the tails would pull the jumps down!! My friends daughter got called back in the eq but not the hunters in spite of a good round....I showed QHs in the 70 and 80 and still don't "get" what they are looking for......although it has gotten better. "Real" judges help but they toss out high and low then average the rest so that can backfire on the more knowledgeable judges and you still get an average of the "cowboy" judges.. at least they try to make it fair. Can not stand the four beating peanut rollers that look like the end of the trail.....ears lower than withers? TOSS them out of the ribbons...but they dont.
          The thing about smart people, is they look like crazy people, to dumb people.


          • #45
            What are they looking for?

            any body out there understand what wins??? could you explain it to us in the H/J world....it is so different.
            "Over the Hill?? What Hill, Where?? I don't remember any hill!!!" Favorite Tee Shirt


            • #46
              Hey claudius---lots of times, what wins is a mystery to those of us who do this all the time! If the judges have some hunter knowledge, they will pretty much reward what you're used to seeing: a nice flowing round, the right distances, a nice jump, and a correct track. If they have less experience, they will be really tough on a rub, no matter how slight, and a late lead change will be important, as will any playing or tail wringing on the part of the horse. The quality of the horses and riders gets better every year, and I think the finals for the hunters and eq will be good. All bets are off in the jumpers however


              • Original Poster

                And those finals will be this afternoon (Saturday) starting early afternoon with WP (for those who want to see what frame is winning now) then HUS and flat Eq. (ditto), then all the fence classes. 3 Year old geldings are in as I type this.
                Comprehensive Equestrian Site Planning and Facility Design


                • #48
                  7:17 PM - looks like they are setting up the jumps.
                  Man plans. God laughs.


                  • #49
                    I see a tractor
                    To be loved by a horse, or by any animal, should fill us with awe-
                    for we have not deserved it.
                    Marion Garretty


                    • #50
                      EQ O/F has started and a pretty cool and demanding course!


                      • #51
                        EQ Over Fences

                        The girl that won on Shes Got the Blue had an awesome round, it was the first go and knew she'd win. The third place horse is a horse I used to work soem for the breeder owner who sold him a little over a year ago, 2000 Model Te was cool to see him again he was a super cool hrose!!!
                        Last edited by shawneeAcres; Aug. 9, 2008, 09:27 PM.


                        • #52
                          Yay Sassy! The kids all decided this afternoon to wear their shadbellies in the working hunter class--a first for the world show I'm sure!!!!


                          • #53
                            I would love to have a Skys Blue Boy youngster. The live feed is a little skippy, it's hard to see how well these horses are jumping. Are there any stallions that pass along jumping talent?
                            Man plans. God laughs.


                            • #54
                              Shes Got the Blue is just adorable. Is the rider tall or is the horse just the perfect size for jumping (and me)? A lot of those horses were beautiful movers, but some seemed to have a hard time getting their knees up when they were ridden to the base of the jump.
                              Man plans. God laughs.


                              • #55
                                Great job Sassy and Melissa!!!!


                                • #56
                                  What an amazing double for both girls!
                                  Man plans. God laughs.


                                  • #57
                                    congrats to TWO world championships Melissa and Sassy!!!!


                                    • #58
                                      Originally posted by Flash44 View Post
                                      Shes Got the Blue is just adorable. Is the rider tall or is the horse just the perfect size for jumping (and me)? A lot of those horses were beautiful movers, but some seemed to have a hard time getting their knees up when they were ridden to the base of the jump.
                                      sassy is about 15.31/2 and Melissa is tall. Here is a pic of them showing in CA


                                      You're right--she's adorable!


                                      • #59
                                        MY GOD can that mare jump!! You could not see that in the live feed but her EQ round was SO SO smooth, she defintely did the best with the three rollbacks there at the end, like a serpentine! She is a good rider and a nice nice horse, congrats again!!
                                        Last edited by shawneeAcres; Aug. 9, 2008, 10:10 PM.


                                        • #60
                                          Congrats to Sassy and her cute rider Melissa. They looked really great in both rounds!