• 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

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

Sign hanging in a barn...

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

  • Sign hanging in a barn...

    "WEAR A HELMET
    Because your skull isn't as thick
    as your parents think it is!"
    The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
    Winston Churchill

  • #2
    Hahahaha love it
    To be loved by a horse should fill us with awe, for we hath not deserved it.

    Comment


    • #3
      Sign at one local barn:

      "Don't know if I found a rope or lost a horse."


      Sign at our local tax assessor's office from all places, scary:

      "I've lost my mind.
      I have gone looking for it.
      If it comes back before I find it,
      Please tell it to wait for me."

      Comment


      • #4
        My favorite barn sign:

        "Unattended children will be sold into slavery."
        Visit Sonesta Farms website at www.sonestafarms.com or our FaceBook page at www.facebook.com/sonestafarms. Also showing & breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

        Comment


        • #5
          My favorite barn sign:

          "Unattended children will be sold into slavery."
          LOVE IT!!! LOL

          Comment


          • #6
            Sign in local tack shop.

            "Unattended children will be given a free kitten"
            "Looked bigger when I couldn't see him."~ Jayne Cobb

            Comment


            • #7
              "Unattended children will be given caffeine and a free puppy."

              (saw that in a tack store but not sure I got the verbiage right. )
              Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
              Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
              -Rudyard Kipling

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by JSwan View Post
                "Unattended children will be given caffeine and a free puppy."

                (saw that in a tack store but not sure I got the verbiage right. )
                I saw that one at the vet clinic.

                This one at the bunkhouse:

                "Don't squat with yer spurs on."

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sonesta View Post
                  My favorite barn sign:

                  "Unattended children will be sold into slavery."
                  lol we made one similar at a pet store where I worked as a teenager. "Children left unattended will be put into cages and auctioned off at the end of the night." ...it did not go over so well..
                  Owned by a Paint/TB and an OTTB.
                  RIP Scoutin' For Trouble ~ 2011 at 10
                  RIP Tasha's Last Tango ~ 2010 at ~23
                  RIP In Sha' Allah ~ 2009 too young at 5

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Love this thread ~ more please ~


                    LOVE THIS THREAD !!!!!!!!!!!!!

                    More please ~
                    Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      My personal fave for property signs:

                      Trespassers will be shot...
                      Survivors will be shot again!

                      And the the barn:

                      If you're smoking, you better be on fire!

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        My equine vet had one in his clinic that I loved. It said, "I'd rather answer a stupid question than fix a stupid mistake."

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          My neighbor had a sign on his gates:

                          "Tresspassers will be shot. Survivors will be prosecuted."

                          Always liked that one.
                          Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Sign above the mirrors in the women's restroom at a night club

                            "You're too good for him"

                            Sign above the mirrors in the men's restroom at the same club

                            "She's too good for you"
                            Yogurt - If you're so cultured, how come I never see you at the opera? Steven Colbert

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Sign in my vet's office:


                              The veterinarian will be with you in a moment.

                              Sit.

                              Stay.
                              Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                              Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                              -Rudyard Kipling

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                One of my favorite T shirts:

                                ¡ǝsɹoɥ ʎɯ uo ʞɔɐq ǝɯ ʇnd & dn ǝɯ ʞɔıd ǝsɐǝןd 'sıɥʇ pɐǝɹ uɐɔ noʎ ɟı
                                Life is hard. Buy a freaking helmet.
                                Originally posted by meupatdoes
                                Whatever, go gallop.

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  "You might be a redneck if you look in your rearview mirror and all you see are dogs."
                                  "I couldn't fix your brakes, so I made your horn louder."

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    If my bank account was as big as my manure pile, I'd be rich
                                    *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


                                    • #19
                                      Signs in a local (somewhat redneck-ish) bar:

                                      Please be kind to your bartender, even a toilet seat can only handle one a**hole at a time.

                                      This isn't Burger King. You don't get it your way. You get our way or you don't get the damn thing.

                                      Each of these signs are positioned on either side of a neon sign that is a hand flipping the bird. It's my favorite place for a cold beer after a hot day. It's also the bar that gained a little notoriety a few years back when Civil Rights groups went after them for placing a sign in the window that said "For service speak English". The bar owner has a sign in the window that he changes weekly, usually something politically-motivated to offend the senses of liberals (he's a hard-core conservative). When the bull hockey hit the fan over the speak English sign he left it up for the duration of the court cases (yes, charges were filed against him). Was quite the uproar in the small community. It's an interesting place to grab a beer and people-watch.

                                      http://www4.vindy.com/content/nation...4776366849.php
                                      http://www.floppingaces.net/2005/12/...speak-english/
                                      Last edited by saddlebum122; Dec. 30, 2010, 07:08 PM. Reason: Add a link

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by JSwan View Post
                                        "Unattended children will be given caffeine and a free puppy."

                                        (saw that in a tack store but not sure I got the verbiage right. )
                                        "Unattended children will be given a free kitten and an expresso."
                                        Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X