• 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

Anyone hear about the crazy lady....

This topic is closed.
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Anyone hear about the crazy lady....

    At lake placid holding the LESLIE HOWARD IS A THIEF signs? Apparently she was just outside the show (on public property), and she also had Emil Spadone is a crook and Paul Valliere owes me money signs!!!!!

    YAYYY for crazy people

    Unfortunately this is all the info I have, but I am sure faithful CoThers can add more....
    When the boogeyman goes to sleep, he checks the closet for George Morris. -mpsbarnmanager

  • #2
    wow! Interesting to see what other info people have. oo now that i think of it i think i have a former co-worker down at Lake Placid.

    A Wandering Albertan - NEW Africa travel blog!


    • #3
      WOW I know a crazy lady too!!!!! I have some amazing crazy lady stories that are too bizarre not to be true!


      • #4
        If that is true, I think it would be so hilarious for other professionals to make signs about themselves and ask her to hold them up too.

        Imagine if Val Renihan walked up and said, "Hi, I have this VAL RENIHAN IS A STRUMPET! sign, could you please hold this up too?"

        The Noodlehttp://tiny.cc/NGKmT&http://tiny.cc/gioSA
        Boy Wonderhttp://tiny.cc/G9290
        The Hana is nuts! NUTS!!http://tinyurl.com/SOCRAZY


        • #5
          I enjoy CRAZY ~

          I enjoy "crazy" ~ thanks for sharing ~
          Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


          • #6
            Crazies keep things interesting

            Would love to see pictures
            <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.


            • #7
              Huh. When we left after the Grand Prix on Sunday there was definitely someone holding signs and yelling something on the side of the road (if you turned right out of the showgrounds she was on the right just past the gate), but I was driving and couldn't read the signs. My fiance even said "Looks like someone is protesting something....I wonder what someone would be protesting at a horse show??? Crazy PETA person perhaps?"

              LOL....now I know it's just a crazy horse person


              • #8
                I feel like that lady was malingering outside the gates at Devon one day waaaaaaaaay early. It was me and maybe 2-3 other people there. She really missed the boat on the timing because she was yelling and no one was there to hear it.
                "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"


                • #9
                  She must be R.E.A.L.L.Y. angry.
                  Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tidy rabbit View Post
                    She must be R.E.A.L.L.Y. angry.
                    Too bad for her that she hasn't figured out it's better to vent on COTH than by the side of the road.


                    • #11
                      Quick! Someone donate a laptop and wireless card to her!
                      Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN


                      • #12
                        She mustn't be very current. If she was she would know that Paul Valliere is not at a horse show.
                        This is the funniest thing I have heard in a while and someone needs to get to the bottom of it.
                        I will get on the phone and see what I can find out and will report if I get some news.


                        • #13
                          Appears crazy lady needs a job, or some thing to occupy her time.


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Extreme Chaos View Post
                            Appears crazy lady needs a job, or some thing to occupy her time.
                            How do you tell the difference between:


                            Not what You would do


                            Ripped-off, pissed-off and out of ideas about how to get things set straight?

                            Don't confused disenfranchised with nuts.
                            The armchair saddler
                            Politically Pro-Cat


                            • #15
                              I agree with M.V.P.


                              • #16
                                Definatley crazy, but she'll have to yell really really loud because Leslie is still at Spruce Meadows!
                                Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!


                                • #17
                                  Where are the ambulance chasing lawyers when you need one? I bet they would love to take her case and see if they could sue these horse people (though probably not win).


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by theinstigator View Post
                                    My fiance even said "Looks like someone is protesting something....I wonder what someone would be protesting at a horse show??? Crazy PETA person perhaps?"
                                    Hey, I'm a "crazy PETA person"! Protesting rodeos, yes. Protesting horse shows, no. Although I might be tempted to picket the concession stands at our lovely events because there is never anything for me to eeeeeat. I've been veggie since my short stirrup days!


                                    • #19
                                      She may well be crazy, but it doesn't matter if the trainers are there or not, lots of other possible clients of them are, as well as possible professional contacts for sales, etc.

                                      I'm with Tidy Rabbit - someone get her a laptop soon!


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by flopsaut View Post
                                        Hey, I'm a "crazy PETA person"! Protesting rodeos, yes. Protesting horse shows, no. Although I might be tempted to picket the concession stands at our lovely events because there is never anything for me to eeeeeat. I've been veggie since my short stirrup days!
                                        How do you draw that line? Getting rodeos and circuses banned is just the thin edge of the wedge. A case could easily be made that horse shows are no different.

                                        Horses that show at "A" shows are on the circuit and traveling for a good part of the year. Most of the time they are in stalls with no turnout, or very little turn out.

                                        Do you think it is "ethical" to strap a hunk of leather on a horse's back, and stick a piece of metal in his mouth, and make him run and jump over obstacles? Don't you think he would rather be in the pasture or roaming the plains with his buddies?

                                        Be careful what you wish for, you might get it.