• 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

it was 2009 local circuit finals and....

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

  • it was 2009 local circuit finals and....

    THERE WAS A PONY WITH PINK YARN FOR BRAIDS!
    just wanted to say this was the coolest thing and it was adorable. this pony was a b&w paint and it looked so cool. this was such a good idea. maybe you should try it!?

    ***lightening up the forums
    ~riding is life~

  • #2
    Cute!
    "ronnie was the gifted one, victor was the brilliant intellect, and i [GM], well, i am the plodder."

    Comment

    • Original Poster

      #3
      it was adorable. the hot pink really made pony stand out
      ~riding is life~

      Comment


      • #4
        How retro... you saw that a lot in the 80's.

        Comment


        • #5
          Ben wore RWB for 4th of July. I don't see it as very appropriate in most cases. SS maybe okay, but I wouldn't for any other class

          .

          Comment


          • #6
            oh man, im so split on this -- i mean, i'd totally do that but my trainer is INCREDIBLY traditionalist. so the thought would never even cross my mind, because my trainer would not let me leave the trainer with my pony looking like that what with colorful braids but i can have fun with colors at home as long as i'm not in a lesson, so it's not so bad

            frankly though i dont think its appropriate for a circuit final or anything more than a schooling show, and definitely not a big division even at a schoolling show (but i guess SS its okay. i mean, the kids are tiny. of course theyre going to have pink)
            (|--Sarah--|)

            Blitz <3 & Leap of Faith <3

            Comment


            • #7
              I'm too old and traditional for colored yarn. Our ponies always showed in yarn or thread that matched their mane (even at the local level). But what can I say, I am old and set in my ways. In my book, colored yarn ranks right up there with he enormous bows I see on kids now.....blech.
              Ridge Farm Inc.-full care retirement
              http://www.horseretirementfarm.com

              Comment


              • #8
                oh I like it!

                As long as everything else is traditional (navy jacket, beige pants, white shirt, normal/conventional tack) I think it's a cute idea. I wouldn't do it for a confo class or a big eq final, but anything else it would be cute.

                Comment


                • #9
                  I have a lovely win picture from Jr. Grand Nationals back in 1984. The big dark bay gelding I showed is braided in rose colored braids. On the right horse, with a really good braid job color can be nice... if the braids aren't perfect it will show from a mile off. Most greys and dark bays are good candidates.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Along the same lines...Wasn't there someone just recently who had a horse named Ruby that would put a red bead in one of the braids?

                    I also saw some horses a couple of summers ago that had small square beads (the kind you get anywhere in kids bracelet kits) sewn into their braids that were the initials of the owner or the name of the horse... I thought THAT was really cute and you couldn't see it unless you were really close...

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I braid relatively often, and for the 3' horses, I often ask the owners if I can use a "slightly colored" yarn for their horses. Typically, I'll use burgundy for chestnuts and navy blue for black manes. I usually just use a slightly darker grey for grey manes. I find that it looks pretty classy, and it's super easy to remove the braids at the end of the day when you can actually see the yarn. That being said, I do it at the owner's discretion, and never on regular horses/ponies.
                      Here today, gone tomorrow...

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by FrenchFrytheEqHorse View Post
                        I braid relatively often, and for the 3' horses, I often ask the owners if I can use a "slightly colored" yarn for their horses. Typically, I'll use burgundy for chestnuts and navy blue for black manes. I usually just use a slightly darker grey for grey manes. I find that it looks pretty classy, and it's super easy to remove the braids at the end of the day when you can actually see the yarn. That being said, I do it at the owner's discretion, and never on regular horses/ponies.
                        I love the idea but like many others I am more of a traditionalist, so I stick with yarn that matches fairly well ( our liver chestnut ponies mane is Tough to match exactally!) I wish you had pics I would love to see how it looked!!
                        Kim
                        If you are lucky enough to ride, you are lucky enough.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I can do navy. I can do plum on a blue roan. I can do a very pale blue on a white or gray. But pink yarn makes me twitch.
                          "I'm not always sarcastic. Sometimes I'm asleep." - Harry Dresden

                          Amy's Stuff - Rustic chic and country linens and decor
                          Support my mom! She's gotta finance her retirement horse somehow.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Kind of off-topic, but I have a liver chestnut with a pretty dark mane/tail, (so dark his passport says he's a bay...) I was thinking burgundy might look nice or maybe navy? The braiders usually use brown, but its too light and makes his braids look funny.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              I have our braider do my dark bay in navy or dark green or some other dark color that is NOT black because it's too hard for me to see when taking it out!

                              One year we were at a show that fell over 9/11 and she did one middle braid with RWB- it was very conservative and looked nice. Our whole barn had it (about 15 horses/ponies) and it was a nice tribute.

                              I think the ponies can get away with the fun colors like pink! I remember when they showed with pom poms!
                              see my ribbon quilts at: www.ribbonquilts.com

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                I used to have a little grey pony and the braider would always put one pink braid in the middle of her mane. It was her "lucky braid"

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  Considering the turn-out that I have seen at some of our our local circuit shows, I would be happy to see that someone cared enough to braid their pony, regardless of what color yarn they used. It's not like shes putting rainbow poofballs in for macclay finals...its just a little kid, on a little pony, at a little show. I bet it was adorable.

                                  on a side note we have done some syracuse pha stuff with burgundy or hunter green braids
                                  I WAS a proud member of the *I'm In My 20's and Hope to Be a Good Rider Someday* clique..but now I am 30!!!!!!!!!!!
                                  My new blog about my Finger Lakes Finest:
                                  She Ain't No Small Potato!

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    I use a dark blue on my horse. Though I'm the only one at the local shows who actually uses yarn instead of rubber bands. For open speed classes I'd love to braid in my colors, or for eventing.
                                    To be loved by a horse, or by any animal, should fill us with awe-
                                    for we have not deserved it.
                                    Marion Garretty

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      Heartinrye - On a liver chestnut you navy or burgandy would be lovely, or if you want to be more traditional, black. you could also do a really dark hunter green depending on the color of your coat.

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        I was showing Jr. horses in the '80s and yes we did colored yarn, but what we did was the color of our hunt coat. If you wore a navy coat, navy yarn, and when hunter green coats came in fashion, hunter green yarn.

                                        When I was a little bitty kid, my trainer would put a different color in the braid where my hands were supposed to be for a crest release - to mark the spot where I should put my hands down. I got in the habit of grabbing that braid with my left forefinger because the pony cracked his back so hard, and to this day, I have that habit.

                                        At the time, brown coats were OUT and gray were rare, although you would see gray coats on kids on gray ponies. More likely, you would see gray jods with blue coats (and white shirts) on kids with gray ponies. Seriously, we did wear gray breeches in the '80s.

                                        Back in my day, you didn't wear high boots on a pony unless you were ... shall we say, mature for your age. You know what I mean... And back in my day you could show smalls even if you were 18 years old.

                                        Sometimes people matched polo wraps to hunt jackets in the equitation classes.

                                        I'm sooooooo dating myself. Back to my Duran Duran albums...

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X