• 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

Happy Birthday Thoroughbreds!

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Happy Birthday Thoroughbreds!

    Jan 1 being the "official" birthday of all thoroughbreds, may I wish all the Thoroughbreds a Happy Birthday as well as a Happy New Year!

    Especially my latest "project", my very first mare, my very first OTTB, my very first training project, Lola.

    After a very rocky beginning 2 1/2 years ago, this mare has captured my heart in a way I never thought possible.

    I love you, Lola. This is going to be a great year. Hopefully at our first jumper shows...
    HorsePower! www.tcgequine.blogspot.com

  • #2
    I was just thinking this morning that my TB is 19 y.o. now!

    Happy Birthday to Lola! Glad to hear your project is coming along


    • #3
      My OTTB mare will be 4!! I got her this past summer, she is such a sweet heart! And she is very kind and understanding for a first time TB owner, let alone a first time OTTB owner!


      • #4
        My OTTB will be 6 this spring- she's turning into a real grown up now!
        Cascadia- OTTB mare. 04/04-05/10
        If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever


        • #5
          Happy Birthday Thoroughbreds!!!!

          I am crazy about my TB mare!! Also hoping to have a great 2010 in the jumper ring! I can't believe she will be 8 now!


          • #6
            Happy Birthday, TBs! My ottb boy, Mojo, will be eight this year. I'm so proud of how smart he is and how quickly he learns. He is a rascal that opens gates and doors, plays with the dogs and cats and connects socially with everyone. We also took a little time, six months or so, to fully understand one another, but we now click better than any horse I've ever ridden. I guess I've never had one this smart!
            Mon Ogon (Mo) and Those Wer the Days (Derby)


            • #7
              Happy Birthday to all the wonderful TBs

              Huey is turning 22 - and looks half his age. He's had a big year as a 21yo - his first george morris clinic, his first rated jumper show, his first champion ribbon, and his first checks since he came off the track

              Surf Guitar is turning 16, and will be celebrating his birthday by going to his first rated hunter show on the 2nd
              ~Drafties Clique~Sprite's Mom~ASB-loving eventer~
              www.gianthorse.photoreflect.com ~ http://photobucket.com/albums/v692/tarheelmd07/


              • #8
                Happy B-day thoroughbreds!

                Yesterday my trainer said Ben was having a 4-year old moment. I pointed out it was okay, it was his last chance! As of tomorrow, he has to have 5 year old days!


                • #9
                  yeah! My Rocky is 23! and still raising hell!
                  There's coffee in that nebula.


                  • #10
                    oh yes! Happy Birthday Mine is 20 this year!
                    scr.ew them hunters



                    • #11
                      Mine turns 8! His first birthday as a retired racehorse.
                      Author Page
                      Like Omens In the Night on Facebook
                      Steampunk Sweethearts


                      • #12
                        My OTTB is 11 tomorrow 8-) and such a blessing. This gal came into my life after I had to put my WB mare down last fall. Building this relationship really got me through the grief. We're doing jmprs this season too GREAT THREAD! Happy New Year!!


                        • #13
                          Yay! Dante's niiiiine now, what a big boy.


                          • #14
                            Mine will be six. She's a big kid now.


                            • #15
                              My boy is nine =) and it works for him because his "real" birthday is January 2nd.


                              • #16
                                My baby Riley is 20!

                                20 going on 3....


                                • #17
                                  My Bay-be is 11 now. I wonder if he'll find his big boy pants, he's refused to grow up these last several years. har har.
                                  If only horses would use their athletic powers for good instead of evil. ~ MHM


                                  • #18
                                    Let's see, Redford will be 27 in just over one hour.

                                    Benjamin will be 22.

                                    Oberon (well, he's half TB) will be 10.

                                    And my minis turn three!!! (in mini world, 1/1 is their birthdays, as well).

                                    Happy New Year to all.
                                    R.I.P. Ollie (2007-2010) You were small in stature but huge in spirit. You will never be forgotten.

                                    Godspeed, Benjamin (1998-2014). A life well-lived. A horse well-loved.


                                    • #19
                                      My Bobby is unofficially 7 now (real birthday March 7). I guess that means no more 6 year old moments!

                                      Happy birthday to all!
                                      I love my Econo-Nag!


                                      • #20
                                        Da Bear is 19 this year Happy birthday to all TBs
                                        Jen Evans & DaBear