• 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

Calling all HJ Fashionistas

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Calling all HJ Fashionistas

    This is sort of a spin off from the belt thread. Though it's not only about belts!

    In a sport where tradition dictates most of our fashion choices, and conservative/classic is always chic, I was thinking it would be fun to have a thread about how you stay within the lines, but still make your style your own?

    Post your favorites!

    I have a belt I love, that my trainer does not


    Last edited by KristieBee; Jul. 1, 2010, 05:57 PM.

  • #2
    Cute belt but I LOVE the hat in the second picture!


    • Original Poster

      Originally posted by hntrjmprpro45 View Post
      Cute belt but I LOVE the hat in the second picture!
      ha thank you! i love hats



      • #4
        In the eighties when I was a teenager I when through a suspender phase... pretty soon a lot of people were wearing suspenders in my area. Now I express myself on warm up day by schooling in my old "retro" navaho pads. On show day I might choose rust breeches and my old green Pytchley coat... another subtle way to express yourself is with a cute monogram on your collar, or a fancy belt buckle... oh and don't forget the socks... fun socks, provided that they don't show out the top of your boots.


        • Original Poster

          ooh suspenders! that's totally new to me! I'd LOVE to see a photo if you have one?


          • #6
            I occasionally rock the rust...


            or a belt designed to annoy the woman whose horse I ride...



            I like hats too but a certain big horse has been known to STEAL THEM FROM ME...


            and then throw them.
            They're small hearts.


            • #7
              I love the ridiculously blingy western belts. I have an aqua one. So cute but it might blind people when the sun hits it just right.
              Eight Fences Farm. Mansfield, MA


              • #8
                I like to have fun with my coats...

                Grand Prix Shadbelly Points...
                Reverse Side...
                Hot pink lining in one of my reg coats...


                • #9
                  Pleasedaspunch: I love the gold damask points! Did you get those made? Not much call for a shad where I show, but I would so do that.

                  I get picked on b/c I almost always show with argyle plaid socks. It was a sad day when the lucky red ones died. I've also been known to sport a tooled western belt and buckle. As for what you actually really see in the ring, though, I'm pretty traditional. But I do like brown crops/gloves/boots; they just REALLY stand out on my new horse, so I stick to black.
                  "Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"


                  • #10
                    Interestingly, my socks are usually argyle as well. I think it stems from a horse show in Ohio sometime around 2001, something about a walmart and a fitness instructor named Raul. I don't know why but I've shown in them since.
                    They're small hearts.


                    • #11
                      I consider animal prints in small, tasteful quantities a timeless classic!


                      • #12
                        I have two pairs of interestingly colored Zocks that I wear to shows... they don't show over the tops of my boots but I like to wear them just to show them off. I have a lime green pair with a sort of paisley print and purple leopard print. I usually wear them over my breeches with my crossword puzzle print Converse.
                        Different flavors of crazy, but totally NUTS. You know its true. - GreyHunterHorse



                        • #13
                          Originally posted by LudgerFan View Post
                          I consider animal prints in small, tasteful quantities a timeless classic!
                          I do as well. I believe you should be able to have fun with your accessories - as long as they remain tasteful. But feel free to go crazy with your boot socks!


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Trixie View Post
                            Interestingly, my socks are usually argyle as well. I think it stems from a horse show in Ohio sometime around 2001, something about a walmart and a fitness instructor named Raul. I don't know why but I've shown in them since.
                            Now THIS is a story I would like to hear the rest of....


                            • #15
                              I bought a belt with a channel to put beads into:

                              My jumper bridle has a browband to match my belt:

                              Yea its pretty cool, I gotta post some pictures...

                              My pony has a matching leather halter with the same beads:
                              http://cgi.ebay.com/Delfina-NICE-Leather-Horse-Halter-Beading-Cob-OS-/250631586166?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&ha sh=item3a5ace8176

                              And my puppy has a matching collar:


                              • Original Poster

                                oh such great fun....thank you for sharing everyone, i love seeing the different ways you've made your looks your own.

                                trixie - that shade of blue shirt is GORGEOUS with the rust breeches. i've never seen that combo, and in theory i would not have expected to love blue with rust. but that color is perfect!!!!!! and i'm sure you know how i feel about the zebra belt...love!

                                ludgerfan, totally agree - a tasteful amount of animal print is a timeless classic. it's that tasteful bit where the lines can get blurry. hahaha.

                                pleasedaspunch, gorgeous choice for the shadbelly! do you have any pix of it all put together?

                                blackcat, if i didn't need such thick socks with my boots i would totally rock the zocks.

                                needsadvil, i'm with you - i think trixie should def. share that story. hahaha.


                                • Original Poster

                                  fancypants pony - how neat! i would love to see the results, i love how classic all the designs are. adding your own beads can add just that perfect little twist to make it all your own. supercool.


                                  • #18
                                    I just go above and beyond and pull out everything...


                                    I love rust, and do have a blingy western belt that occasionally comes out, but lately its been all about old skool looks!!!


                                    • #19
                                      Look for the Kyra K socks. I have really skinny calves and feet and they are thicker and have a padded sole. I have two pairs of these (not counting the aforementioned deceased red ones) and really like them.

                                      Originally posted by KristieBee View Post
                                      blackcat, if i didn't need such thick socks with my boots i would totally rock the zocks.
                                      "Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"


                                      • #20
                                        sigh, my most favorite belts were from when breeches were at the natural waist whci means they don't really fit on the new style breeches. So sad. So many Zest of the West belts. *snif*

                                        I do have some newer kippy style belts that I use and I like them. Very blingy. But under the jacket blingy.
                                        Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.