• 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

My baby horse goes to his first show! w/pics

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • My baby horse goes to his first show! w/pics

    I took my youngster to his first show today. He is 4 and we started under saddle in december. We just went to a little local show, the all-around type that has english in the morning and western in the afternoon. We did 3 flat classes (english equitation, english pleasure, and "english obedience") and a hunter hack class (flat and then a line of 2 x rails). It was his first time away from home and he was a superstar. He was really great in a very small and very crowded warm up arena, and good in the big ring which is very spooky. It has barrels and miscellaneous stuff down one side, and then on 2 sides is surrounded by a park/playground separated by giant hedges with little gaps in them. People like to come up from the park and pop out from the gaps in the bushes when they realize something is going on in the arena and are like "Omgz horsies! make noise and sudden movements!"

    He was really good and we got a 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th out of 8 or 9.

    And yes, I know my saddle is wayyyyy too small for me. working on that.
    giving the xrail lots of room
    crossrail 2
    first blue ribbon
    trotting, a little tense
    rocking the sweet mohawk
    spooking at the barrels
    more trotting
    whole album link

    I LOVE this horse!
    opinions/critiques welcomed, although we were mainly focused on surviving, and making it around the ring in one piece more than we were focused on looking great...

    ETA- links to photobucket if you don't have facebook

    giving the xrail lots of room
    crossrail 2
    first blue ribbon
    trotting, a little tense
    rocking the sweet mohawk
    spooking at the barrels
    more trotting
    whole album link
    It's not having what you want, it's wanting what you've got.

  • #2
    He's adorable! Congrats on such a great first show
    Flying F Sport Horses
    Horses in the NW


    • #3
      ditto! for me too on your great showing of your youngster


      • #4
        He is too stinkin' cute. I love how his ears are at peak attention in every picture. What a great expression he has!

        You've got a good one there. I took my own baby to a clinic yesterday (at my trainer's farm, where he's been a million times) and let's just say he was not nearly so good on the flat!
        Life would be infinitely better if pinatas suddenly appeared throughout the day.


        • #5
          Wow! He's really cute! Congratulations!
          Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN


          • #6
            He's adorable! Looks like such a good trooper! Great first showing!


            • #7
              Congratulations! You and Stretch look great!


              • #8
                So cute!


                • #9
                  He is absolutely PRECIOUS. Even the picture of him spooking is cute...he looks like, "Whoa, what the heck are THOSE things, Mom?!?" Congratulations...I hope you have a LOT of fun with him!
                  "I was not expecting the park rangers to lead the resistance, none of the dystopian novels I read prepared me for this but cool."


                  • #10
                    He's super cute, and it looks like this first show was a great experience for him! Thanks for sharing!


                    • Original Poster

                      Awww, thanks everyone!! I have had him since he was 2 and I just adore him.
                      It's not having what you want, it's wanting what you've got.


                      • #12
                        very cute! i started my young horse last year in the beginner hunters. it was so much fun!


                        • #13
                          He is cute as a button! Congrats on a successful first show!

                          Hoping to take my greenie to her first outing this Saturday. Just a little local show, plan to just watch. If she's really good, we'll see what happens.
                          Crayola posse~ orange yellow, official pilot
                          Proud owner of "High Flight" & "Shorty"


                          • #14
                            Adorable! And he is jumping with plenty of room to spare!


                            • #15
                              Awww Stretch. You're just too cute for words. He looks like he is saying "Cheese!"
                              Trinity Farm LLC
                              Quality hunters and jumpers at Midwest prices
                              Like us on Facebook:


                              • #16
                                He is so cute! And he looks very happy


                                • #17
                                  bar.ka here

                                  ur horse so cute. i want to bbq him cause grey horses go.od on dat bbq.

                                  ur horse jump great for care.ful baby.

                                  u not need bigger saddle, u need smaller fanny.

                                  u come to work ur ass off stables in 06/2010. we get u read.y. for grands prixs. u see.

                                  feed u lots of bbq.


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by barka.lounger View Post
                                    bar.ka here

                                    ur horse so cute. i want to bbq him cause grey horses go.od on dat bbq.
                                    ur so right bar.ka. grill lines show up go.od on grey horse on bbq.

                                    OP, you have just been paid the ultimate compliment! Barka wants your horse!
                                    Life would be infinitely better if pinatas suddenly appeared throughout the day.


                                    • #19
                                      LOVE him!!!!!!
                                      HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR


                                      • #20
                                        soft eye, good ears- love him- what is he?