• 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

So, the celeb thread got me thinking AGAIN! ha ha ha... You think anyone here is a

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

  • #41
    Originally posted by eponacowgirl View Post
    I can handle marginally famous.

    My brother is WAY famous. (In the state of Illinois with anyone under the age of 20. Anyone fall in that category? He's a Bucket Boy. Anyone?)
    I'm obviously not from IL but what exactly is a bucket boy?

    Comment


    • #42
      bucket boy?

      I was curious about the whole "bucket boy" thing too and a quick google search turned up this:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBkJN74eSfE

      Seems to be a few of them but this was top of the list.....

      Comment


      • #43
        Originally posted by Coreene View Post
        Meh. Been a celebrity for years. Highly overrated.
        I'm president of the Aunt Esther fan club.

        Comment


        • #44
          Originally posted by horse-loverz View Post
          If I give my patients enough Morphine they tell me I look like Giselle.. does that count???


          Yes.
          That completely counts.

          Comment


          • #45
            Originally posted by Coreene View Post
            Meh. Been a celebrity for years. Highly overrated.
            Ok you have to disclose more - otherwise we are all left to make up stories about why you are a celebrity.

            Just ask Beastie Slave what can happen when you leave room for interpretation

            Comment


            • #46
              I was shown on "Extreme Home Makeover" for maybe half a second, taking a pony off my trailer. I hope I never see another TV camera or TV celebrity ever again. At least, not when I'm responsible for the horses. No, make that never. They were nice enough, but it was not my cup of tea. The production people had a hard time understanding that horses and horse people don't revolve around their schedule, and that the people we'd lined up to haul horses on the first day were more interested in going to the Fair Hill International and horse shows than bringing horses back to the barn on a busy Saturday, which was NOT planned in advance. Sheesh. I think I made the producer mad a couple of times. I have a tendency to do that to "management" types. I found a couple of last-minute volunteers to haul horses, but we had to fit the hauling between soccer games. Good people who helped us, gotta say.

              The only people who saw me on the show were trimming clients and a couple of family members--and my mother missed it when her dog jumped into her lap . That doesn't compare to the Nash Bridges thing. It doesn't make me even remotely famous, but it gives me a fun story to tell. I've got lots of stories about all sorts of funny things that have happened through 33 years of horse ownership.

              A couple of my computer animations have been shown on The Learning Channel, but the only people who would see those are the ones who watched "Firepower."
              "Passion without knowledge is a runaway horse."

              Comment


              • #47
                I was on the "Bozo the Clown" show when I was a wee thing...even got to hold his microphone for him...boy am I really dating myself!!
                "My treasures do not sparkle or glitter, they shine in the sunlight and nicker to me in the night"

                Comment


                • #48
                  I'm nowhere near famous, but my best friends husband (who is a trainer)actually made a commercial in the early 90's in Ocala Florida. It was for the racing lottery tickets you could buy at the local stores. He showed it to me-I just cracked up! He's this 'used car salesman' type that goes in and buys some bread-the guy asks...'do you want to buy a racing ticket'-he says 'Sure!'. They cut to him being in the starting gate-in the same clothes! Then racing down the track-bag of bread in hand! He is falling all over the horse,then wins the race...it ends with him in the Winners Circle with roses over the horse. Priceless.
                  Equine Massage Therapy Classes and Rehab for Horses
                  http://www.midwestnha.wordpress.com[/INDENT]

                  Comment


                  • #49
                    I got to be a roadie for some friends many years ago when their band was the opening act for Adam Ant. When I went on stage for sound check the audience started yelling and cheering - they thought I was famous - does that count?
                    Lapeer ... a small drinking town with a farming problem.
                    Proud Closet Canterer!

                    Comment


                    • #50
                      My mom was on the news because she bought a steamer from Dolly Parton at a yard sale...

                      The direct quote was: "God meant for me to have this steamer!"
                      On the 6 o'clock Nashville news.

                      Does that count?
                      "My shopping list is getting long but I will add the marshmallows right below the napalm." -Weighaton

                      Comment


                      • #51
                        My feet were on MTV Sports when they did a segment on polo at the Santa Barbara Polo and Raquet Club. You wouldn't know they were my feet unless I pointed them out to you, but they were there...does that count??

                        Ohhh!!! And I worked at an all male prison and EVERYONE knew my name. Now if EVERYONE in a place knows your name, you must be famous!
                        ***Honorary Member of the "What is BOSS?" Cult...er...CLIQUE***
                        ***Prominent Member of the 'Irrelevent Posters Clique'***
                        CrayolaPosse ~ Bluegreen

                        Comment


                        • #52
                          I am Famous in my own mind
                          (just ask my friends)
                          *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


                          • #53
                            Originally posted by lcw579 View Post
                            I was curious about the whole "bucket boy" thing too and a quick google search turned up this:

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBkJN74eSfE

                            Seems to be a few of them but this was top of the list.....
                            Yes, that is the bucket boys. They've been playing schools, fairs, festivals, churches etc. for about 10 years. They're hilarious.

                            Nothing horse related, unless you count the fact that they play at the IL state fair every year, and they got there by winning the McHenry County fair talent show, which I encouraged them to enter because I showed in 4-H.

                            Ybiaw also knows alllll about the bucket boys.

                            www.bucketboys.net
                            Big Idea Eventing

                            Comment


                            • #54
                              My semi-adult daughter was on a couple of episodes of some program on the History Channel. She and I were both in some history movies made for the National Park Service. Mostly we were in the background, but I had one long speaking part with a lot of opportunity for scenery-chewing. I never saw the movie but heard that my part ended up on the cutting-room floor. I cashed the checks anyway.

                              I was amazed how much even at this low level of production movie people lie and flatter, just like you hear about the big-shots in Hollywood.

                              Comment


                              • #55
                                I was a performer in the 1996 Olympic Opening Ceremonies in Atlanta. Out of the hundreds of performers in that whole shindig, little 'ol me got a half second shot on national TV. Definitely the coolest experience of my life, no doubt. So, I think I'm in the "marginal" category!
                                http://tailsoftheottb.blogspot.com

                                Comment


                                • #56
                                  Originally posted by arabhorse2 View Post
                                  Reynard Ridge is famous. She wrote a book, and from all accounts it's doing very well with the horsey set.
                                  Sorry, that's marginal, at best. If I were actually famous, I'd use my real name. Like Coreene. Like I said, real celebrities use their real names.
                                  Chronicles of the $700 Pony
                                  The Further Adventures of the $700 Pony
                                  www.blithetraveler.com <-- My Blog

                                  Comment


                                  • #57
                                    I was on the local news every night for a week when the helicopter my dad was flying in Nigeria was hijacked. He and the co-pilot were kidnapped and held for ransom for 18 days.

                                    Other than that I'm afraid my "Bacon Factor" is probably several degrees off.
                                    \"For all those men who say, \"Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free,\" here\'s an update for you: Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it\'s not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage.\"-

                                    Comment


                                    • #58
                                      I was in a movie ! I was in the stands when they filmed (over & over & over ) the race sequence for the 'Black Stallion' .... talk about dating yourself!
                                      * <-- RR Certified Gold Star {) <-- RR Golden Croissant Award
                                      Training Tip of the Day: If you can’t beat your best competitor, buy his horse.
                                      NO! What was the question?

                                      Comment


                                      • #59
                                        Originally posted by birdsong View Post
                                        I was on the "Bozo the Clown" show when I was a wee thing...even got to hold his microphone for him...boy am I really dating myself!!
                                        Me Too! But with my kids when they were younger. It was fun!!!

                                        My cat was on a Purina One Hundred commercial and another had a regular appearance on a sit com - both were hit by cars that sadly ended their careers.

                                        Me? Not even famous in my own mind.
                                        "If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there"

                                        Comment


                                        • #60
                                          I'm in a movie that's in post-production... Target date Sept. 08...

                                          ...but the bad news is, it's been in post-production for 2 years and rumor has it they've run out of money so it may never come out...
                                          "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief

                                          Comment

                                          Working...
                                          X