• 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
1 of 2 < >

Update to Forum Rules: Criminal Allegations

In our continuing effort to provide an avenue for individuals to voice their opinions and experiences, we have recently reviewed and updated our forum policies. Generally, we have allowed users to share their positive or negative experiences with or opinions of companies, products, trainers, etc. within the industry, and that is not changing.

When it came to overt criminal allegations, however, those discussions have in the past needed to stem from a report by a reputable news source or action by law enforcement or the legal system.

We are now expanding our policies to allow posters to share their own first-hand experiences involving overt criminal allegations, such as animal abuse or neglect, theft, etc., but only if they publicly provide their full first and last name along with the post. We still will not allow anonymous postings alleging criminal activity.

So, a user may now make a specific claim against a named individual or company, but it must be a FIRST-HAND account, and they have to IDENTIFY THEMSELVES. Users have always been legally responsible for their posts, and nothing has changed there, but we want to loosen the reins a bit and further allow the free flow of discussion and information relevant to the horse community.

We are not providing a free-for-all of anonymous rumor-mongering. As enduring advocates for the welfare of the horse, we want to provide a forum for those willing to sign their name and shine a light on issues of concern to them in the industry.

The full revised rules are posted at the top of each forum for reference.
2 of 2 < >

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 may be better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts, though are not legally obligated to do so, regardless of content.

Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting. Moderators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts unless they have been alerted and have determined that a post, thread or user has violated the Forums’ policies. Moderators do not regularly independently monitor the Forums for such violations.

Profanity, outright vulgarity, blatant personal insults or otherwise inappropriate statements will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

Users may provide their positive or negative experiences with or opinions of companies, products, individuals, etc.; however, accounts involving allegations of criminal behavior against named individuals or companies MUST be first-hand accounts and may NOT be made anonymously.

If a situation has been reported upon by a reputable news source or addressed by law enforcement or the legal system it is open for discussion, but if an individual wants to make their own claims of criminal behavior against a named party in the course of that discussion, they too must identify themselves by first and last name and the account must be first-person.

Criminal allegations that do not satisfy these requirements, when brought to our attention, may be removed pending satisfaction of these criteria, and we reserve the right to err on the side of caution when making these determinations.

Credible threats of suicide will be reported to the police along with identifying user information at our disposal, in addition to referring the user to suicide helpline resources such as 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK.

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 5/9/18)
See more
See less

The $40 pony

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

  • The $40 pony

    since COTH loves a bail out, I figured I'd share the tale of the $40 pony, aka "I'm cutting my hair into bangs so no one can see sucker printed across my forehead".

    I was coming home from the chiropractor with a single horse in my 4 horse trailer, when I saw the man and his daughter walking down the side of the road with a Little Pony on a lead. Figuring the pony had got out, I rolled down there's window and asked if they needed a ride. The dad responded with "wanna buy a pony?"
    Like any self respecting human, I immediately told him no! He said they were asking $75 obo, and I actually looked at the pony.

    Gummy eye, underweight, wormy, covered in scars, wearing a halter that had been on long enough to have rubbed her face bald across the nose and cheek bones. So I got out of the truck, laid hands on her, she gave me all four feet and let me check her teeth.

    He told me his kids had been riding her down the driveway, but she'd never been saddled. I told him if she'd get in the trailer I'd give him all the cash I had on me: $38. He said it was worth it to see her go to a home.

    I opened the back of the trailer, and led her to it. I put one front hoof on the floor, let her think about it a minute, and started walking in, and she jumped right in.

    The vet said she's had a shoulder broken, but she's sound on it, and the gummy eye is from tear duct damage from facial trauma. He asked how long I'd had her, and when I told him two days, he said "that explains it. I've been out to your place. I expected better. " the plan for now is to just let her be a horse for a bit.
    Oh, and she's two.

  • #2
    Bless you for giving this pony a great home.
    You can't fix stupid-Ron White

    Comment


    • #3
      So shines a good deed in a dark, dark world.

      Comment


      • #4
        !

        I had a pony that had a blocked tear duct from some sort of trauma. He actually had a rather dented in head from whatever happened to him. His teeth were always problematic but that tear duct never gave him a bit of trouble in the 25 years I owned him. His eye ran a little, but we just kept it clean and it was fine. He even won a lot of halter classes despite his wonky face.
        Congrats on the pony, wish I could see her in person!

        Comment


        • #5
          OK are you my daughter? Charlie the pony she got for nothing as he was about to die (which was nearly TWENTY years ago is still out there in the barn..best guess is he is between 40 and 45 and looking wonderful. Completely sound. Is on full Equine Senior diet but acts like he is eating hay even though I think all his teeth are gone. He is in nice flesh and really has the pony attitude

          We all have sucker printed on our billfolds

          Could you post a few photos after you have had her for a few weeks? she looks sad in the second photo and I expect her countenance to improve once she knows you like her

          Comment


          • #6
            Awww, that is so great! Keep the pictures coming!

            Comment

            • Original Poster

              #7
              Originally posted by cayuse View Post
              !

              I had a pony that had a blocked tear duct from some sort of trauma. He actually had a rather dented in head from whatever happened to him. His teeth were always problematic but that tear duct never gave him a bit of trouble in the 25 years I owned him. His eye ran a little, but we just kept it clean and it was fine. He even won a lot of halter classes despite his wonky face.
              Congrats on the pony, wish I could see her in person!

              She's appealing, especially now she's starting to come out of her shell a little. She's a talker, despite the funny looking dented face she's got a cute head. Just the barest breath of a roman nose. The vet said he couldn't see any reason she wouldn't be sound for light riding or driving.

              Comment


              • #8
                From what I can see, her face looks ALOT my pony's. A dent below the eye and the roman type nose. His teeth did not align properly on the dented side and required more upkeep than than usual because of the wear pattern. I did have some trouble finding a bit he was comfy with, it was trial and error, but we found something eventually. I actually can't remember what it was though.
                I am glad she found a home with you. Good luck with her.

                Comment


                • #9
                  OP, your act of kindness to this pony is emitting waves of happy goodness in all directions. Good on ya

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    AWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!
                    <>< 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.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I had a wonderful school pony with blocked tear ducts (unknown cause) and had the surgery on them. Best money I every spent. She was a lot happier in the summer without the weepy eyes attracting flies and it just improved her appearance and expression.

                      Please, please, please continue to post photos of the pony as she grows and thrives,
                      The plural of anecdote is not data.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        She's TWO & kids were "riding her down the driveway"? {HeadDesk}

                        Poor little gal is Uber-Lucky you crossed her path.

                        Friend just "rescued"* a little mare from a dealer < quotes because this dealer advertises everything as bound for the kill buyers
                        But in any case, she got a cute little smutty palomino with the start of elf-feet, so in the nick of time for pony.
                        I am trying to convince her pony s/b trained to drive.... & I just happen to know a guy....
                        *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                        Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                        Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                        Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Bless you.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I've taken a couple down on their luck animals over the years, and by far they have been the lights of my life! I hope your pony gives you as much joy. My old Charlie horse is 36 years old and going strong (got him free off Craigslist about 10 years ago), and he makes me smile each and every day. Bless you for giving that pony a new lease on life!
                            TypaGraphics
                            Graphic Design & Websites
                            typagraphics.com

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              You've got a lot of good karma coming your way!

                              Thanks for your good heart!
                              "Dogs give and give and give. Cats are the gift that keeps on grifting." –Bradley Trevor Greive

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                She was a lucky pony that you happened along.
                                "He's not even a good pathological liar." Mara

                                Practicing Member of the Not too Klassy for Boxed Wine Clique

                                Comment

                                • Original Poster

                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by clanter View Post
                                  OK are you my daughter? Charlie the pony she got for nothing as he was about to die (which was nearly TWENTY years ago is still out there in the barn..best guess is he is between 40 and 45 and looking wonderful. Completely sound. Is on full Equine Senior diet but acts like he is eating hay even though I think all his teeth are gone. He is in nice flesh and really has the pony attitude

                                  We all have sucker printed on our billfolds

                                  Could you post a few photos after you have had her for a few weeks? she looks sad in the second photo and I expect her countenance to improve once she knows you like her
                                  The second photo is actually the one I texted hubby to ask/let him know I was bringing home another mouth to feed. So on the side of the road. She was sad. I couldn't just leave her there. Even if I did pay for Dad's next fix or whatever, not like $38 goes very far. She's already perked up around the edges. I'll see if I can't get a new picture tomorrow at breakfast.

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    Thank you for such a feel good story! You certainly went down that road with your trailer at a fortuitous time. Yes, by all means please post updates. I want to know what you are going to call her?

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      Lucky lucky pony
                                      ~Veronica
                                      "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"
                                      http://photobucket.com/albums/y192/vxf111/

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        Name? And good on ya! So glad to hear a heartwarmer today.
                                        Proofreading is your friend.

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X