• 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

Updated!!: Got strong reminder today, turning off hot wire when climbing through...

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

  • Updated!!: Got strong reminder today, turning off hot wire when climbing through...

    ...and I had my hand on Mr. Leo's shoulder while doing so. He did not seem to appreciate the connection...for some reason.
    Last edited by goneriding24; Aug. 20, 2012, 03:46 PM. Reason: adding in...
    GR24's Musing #19 - Save the tatas!!

  • #2
    Originally posted by goneriding24 View Post
    ...and I had my hand on Mr. Leo's shoulder while doing so. He did not seem to appreciate the connection...for some reason.
    I hope you both are ok.

    I will say, I am allergic to electric wires.
    It seems that, even after turning them off, electric wires still manage to shock me.

    Comment


    • #3
      You haven't lived until you get it through the boob . I was watering a pony and was too lazy to go through the gate so I leaned over the top wire and, as the man used to say, misunderestimated the room needed for the girls

      Paula
      He is total garbage! Quick! Hide him on my trailer (Petstorejunkie).

      Comment


      • #4
        Hope you are ok!

        I had a strong reminder when I had unhooked the middle strand of fencing to rest on the top strand while I was grooming in the paddock and let it dangle into the puddle I was standing in... .... and now I always triple check the fence!!!

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by paulaedwina View Post
          You haven't lived until you get it through the boob . I was watering a pony and was too lazy to go through the gate so I leaned over the top wire and, as the man used to say, misunderestimated the room needed for the girls

          Paula
          I managed to touch my left nipple and chin at the same time. That was no fun.

          Comment


          • #6
            I absolutely hate being shocked! It is always so unexpected. I remember when we were kids my brother tried peeing on the wire. Sure lit him up but at the time I was too you to really appreciate the humor in it.

            Comment


            • #7
              Me and DH both yelp out loud when we don't duck quite far enough. I have a real love hate relationship with electric fences, I'll tell ya.
              Courageous Weenie Eventer Wannabe
              Incredible Invisible

              Comment


              • #8
                DH backed himself right up into one for the first time, while he was holding Willow. Miss didn't really feel like sticking around and I think DH is still rubbing at his bum.

                I also had a friend once who got zapped right in her...lady bits. Glad it was her and not me!
                Last edited by Superminion; Aug. 19, 2012, 08:46 PM. Reason: re-worded

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by paulaedwina View Post
                  You haven't lived until you get it through the boob . I was watering a pony and was too lazy to go through the gate so I leaned over the top wire and, as the man used to say, misunderestimated the room needed for the girls

                  Paula

                  Comment

                  • Original Poster

                    #10
                    I'm sorry, I know I started this but these stories are funny...after the fact, of course!

                    Leo and I are fine. He was a liiiiitle leery of me most of the day. However, when suppertime rolled around, he forgot ALL about the shock and dug in.

                    Just one of those things which happen around hot wires and the need for periodic reminders... Heh...
                    GR24's Musing #19 - Save the tatas!!

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      One time I was trying to crawl through the electric fence at the corner, foot slipped and I fell onto the fence! No way to get off, zap zap zap zap and lots of cussing. Managed to finally get OFF the fence. My ankle and wrist were a little burnt. That was NOT fun.
                      I want a signature but I have nothing original to say except: "STHU and RIDE!!!

                      Wonderful COTHER's I've met: belleellis, stefffic, snkstacres and janedoe726.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Yikes! Hope you're feeling alright

                        I learned to be extra careful around the hot wire when I was being lazy and didn't feel like unhooking it on my way into a weanling pasture, and just ducked under. Got it in the small of the back and just fell to the ground & laid there for a few minutes. The weanlings looked at me like I was an idiot, and I can't say they were wrong.
                        The Little Red Mare: French Curve

                        and my non-horse blog: oh, rebecca!

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Worst I got was through the saddle - stupid horse I was riding decided to sniff at a bit of mane or tail hair hung on a post and the fence that was supposed to be off wasn't. There was some yelling when I got back, since I KNOW that fence was off when I went to check after a wind storm and some damned fool went and lit it back up
                          Founder of the Dyslexic Clique. Dyslexics of the world - UNTIE!!

                          Member: Incredible Invisbles

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            True story.

                            I went in for an EMG test for carpel tunnel. For those that never had one, the specialist hooks you up to a machine and measures electrical currents going through the muscles. Fun.

                            Three quarters of the way through the test he stops the machine and asks me if I own horses. Almost fell off the bench. He proceeds to tell me horse people never do well with the test since they know what the zap feels like. LOL.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Count me in on the shocked nipple. I though I was the only fool that could manage that one..........

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                You with the shocked nipples, stop hanging out at the barn topless!



                                Or my hubby will come board at your barn...
                                I want a signature but I have nothing original to say except: "STHU and RIDE!!!

                                Wonderful COTHER's I've met: belleellis, stefffic, snkstacres and janedoe726.

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by appdream View Post
                                  Count me in on the shocked nipple. I though I was the only fool that could manage that one..........
                                  Oh dear !

                                  I had no idea that boob shocks were such a common occurrence! I've had the hand shock and one through the saddle (actually stayed with the horse!).
                                  Never thought of trying to climb through hot wire, however, I have done some incredibly assinine things, so certainly am not pointing a finger at anyone!

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    My favourite was a story told to me about my lovely little mare and my former BO.
                                    Little mare was being turned out with three young Holsteins, and BO figured he'd save a couple of steps and take their metal pail of feed in one hand and lead her with the other.
                                    Well, while grabbing the electric gate handle, it made contact with the pail...through my BO, and into Little Mare.
                                    Bucket goes one way, mare goes the other, and BO ends up on his arse in the middle.
                                    Little Mare being a smart cookie would not let him NEAR her to catch her - Mrs BO had to come out to round her up!
                                    Dee
                                    Founder of the I LOFF my worrywart TB clique!
                                    Official member of the "I Sing Silly Songs to My Animals!" Clique
                                    http://wilddiamondintherough.blogspot.ca/

                                    Comment

                                    • Original Poster

                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Chardavej View Post
                                      One time I was trying to crawl through the electric fence at the corner, foot slipped and I fell onto the fence! No way to get off, zap zap zap zap and lots of cussing. Managed to finally get OFF the fence. My ankle and wrist were a little burnt. That was NOT fun.
                                      Oh, I forgot to mention the cussing. Yes, there was some cussing going on afterward. Actually, quite a lot of cussing.
                                      GR24's Musing #19 - Save the tatas!!

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        I read somewhere that research indicates that horses are very sensitive to electric shock and only need the fence on around 20% of the time to maintain respect. So now I just turn it off at the mains whenever I go out on the farm. If its going all night, that's way more than 20%.

                                        I hate electric shocks - worst for me was a head shock.

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X