• 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

A Grand Horse crossed the rainbow bridge last night

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

  • A Grand Horse crossed the rainbow bridge last night

    As I got up this morning to check on the horses outside I could see one in the "old horse" pasture was laying down.

    As I approached I could see it was my beloved Baron. While officially he turned 23 on January 1st, his real birthday is in April. He has passed in the night. No struggle, no fight, just laying peacefully. Thankfully I was by myself and a noise, actually his name, some how came out of my mouth but it did not sound like my voice.

    I kept saying his name and kissing him even though his body was long since cold. My boy, sometimes the bane of my existance, was dead. My Bold Ruler grandson, who was a confirmation nightmare with bad feet a hard keeper and sometimes with an attitude you wanted to kick into next week was no longer with me. But his boy could easily jump 5 foot courses, my boy whom my older daughter broke out western too and his best events in gaming was pole bending. Yes, a 17 hand shark finned black, PITA gelding would clean up at events. He had a better jog than many quarter horses!

    I just held him and thought "How will I tell my daughters". They adore this "old man", which in the last few years had become his 'new' name. He was even graying in the face to match the new name. Yet, he never lost his fight. Never!

    Until yesterday he would have to be reminded to behave, and mind. Oh, he knew how to behave, he just always had to be on top. The stories I could tell about him.

    I was a horse I had previous dreamed of and one day he appeared for sale in our area paper. I had I bought him as a rescue, he would have gone to the meat man. This spring I would have had him 13 years. The first few months I could not ride him he was in such bad shape. His ground manners were the worst. When I first got him and you approached him even with a saddle pad he would try to take your arm off he was so girthy and protective.

    And yet, he was such a good teacher. I told his riders, only a few in his day, and others "You have to think to ride this horse" and they all agreed with me. In his later years he WAS the definition of a school master. Not push button, a teacher, and he wanted you to do it correctly, the way his mom, me, had taught him. No short cuts, no half assed attempts, you ride WITH this horse or go home.

    Opinionated to the end, he always had to show with a red ribbon in his tail. He was the consumate professional at shows but did not like horses riding right up his butt.

    My heart aches as he was the horse that sparked the idea of Classic Sport Horses. He was the "against all odds" horse who turned out to be an amazing mover, an incredible jumper, a marvelous western horse and the best teacher we could have had.

    I love you Baron. I will miss you my big boy and I will never forget you.

  • #2
    Oh no! So very sorry to hear about your sweet boy. Hugs to you and your family.

    Comment


    • #3
      I'm so sorry to hear this news. He was a horse who made a difference, and a horse who was loved. That's a fine thing to be. I know that you will always miss him, but, thank goodness, you have many memories to keep in your heart.
      If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
      Desmond Tutu

      Comment


      • #4
        I am so sorry for your loss. What you wrote was lovely, and very nice to read.

        Comment


        • #5
          How wonderful to be so loved.I'm sorry for you loss.Hugs to you.
          www.ctannerjensen.com
          http://ctannerjensen.blogspot.com/
          Equine Art capturing the essence of the grace,strength, and beauty of the Sport Horse."

          Comment


          • #6
            Sorry : (

            Comment


            • #7
              I'm so sorry for your loss, but what a peaceful end he gave you!
              Holly
              www.ironhorsefrm.com
              Oldenburg foals and young prospects
              LIKE us on Facebook!

              Comment


              • #8
                Hugs from VA
                stained glass groupie
                www.equiglas.com

                Comment


                • #9
                  So sorry for your loss Jean.
                  Yo/Yousolong April 23rd, 1985- April 15th, 2014

                  http://notesfromadogwalker.com/2012/...m-a-sanctuary/

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Oh, Jean, so very very sorry.
                    www.specialhorses.org
                    a 501(c)3 organization helping 501(c)3 equine rescues

                    Comment

                    • Original Poster

                      #11
                      Thank Everyone and thanks for the phone call DG. It means a lot to me.

                      My husband posted this on his FB page this morning. And my husband is not a horse person

                      "I lost an old friend this morning. Baron, the first horse that I bought for my wife passed this morning in his pasture. He was a funny one. A whinny that was the weirdest noise you ever heard, always paling up with the ladies in his pasture, and never a free ride. He always taught his rider something new each time he was ridden. My daughter learned so much from him...he was a school master and will be missed every day on our farm. God speed to your next life old friend. Say "Hi" to Skye for me when you meet up with her in the forever green pastures of your next life.


                      Miss you buddy"

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        A pleasant life with you and a pleasant ending.

                        What a blesssing.

                        So sorry.
                        “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Peter Drucker

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          So sorry. A lovely tribute to a lucky horse who found his forever home.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Very sorry for the loss of your Baron.
                            Godspeed, fellow.
                            "Anti-intellect and marketing, pretty, pretty, who needs talent
                            Crying eyes, we're so outnumbered, fight for the right to remain silent" Buck 65

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              So sorry for this significant loss. Hugs to all of Baron's people.
                              "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

                              Spay and neuter. Please.

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                I'm very sorry to read this.

                                You never know when the final command will come.

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  So sorry. RIP Baron.
                                  Free bar.ka and tidy rabbit.

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    I'm so sorry, but thankful it was peaceful. Godspeed Baron.

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      so sorry for your loss. but what great memories you have to hold forever.

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        Godspeed your dear Baron! Lovely tribute! Many hugs!

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X