• 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

Thank you veterans and active duty!

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

  • Thank you veterans and active duty!

    I know this will probably get flagged, but since OT is closed, I wanted the CoTH veterans and active duty to know they have the thanks of myself and my family for defending our nation.

    I urge other CoTHers every day that if you see a uniformed member of the armed services at the grocery store, airport, whatever, thank them!!

    A big thanks also to the spouses who support their loved ones while they are doing service for our nation
    Originally posted by The Saddle
    Perhaps I need my flocking adjusted.

  • #2
    Several years ago, while I was struggling with the cost of hay and vet bills and training and the many problems we horse people struggle with day to day, my husband was immersed with "after action reports", lessons learned and finding solutions and a few other "minor" odds and ends concerning war. I stopped and remarked how inconsequential the problems I was working with compared to the enormous problems he was. His reply to me was "we do what we do so you can do what you do."

    So yes, please take a moment to thank those that have served in the past and offer up a prayer for those who are serving today.

    Sure do miss his saying "it's veterans day, you should kiss a vet"!
    In an age when scientists are creating artificial intelligence, too many of our educational institutions seem to be creating artificial stupidity.—Thomas Sowell, Is Thinking Obsolete?

    Comment


    • #3
      I know you won't like this RBreeches, but I prefer to think it was a travesty to send naive, young men and women into harm's way. The most aggressive nation on earth is, and has been, the U.S. at this time, and they are just too young to sit back and wonder why these conflicts have even arisen.

      Aggression doesn't end aggression. It only breeds resentment and revenge. Have you ever asked yourself why the U.S. was attacked on September 11?

      IMO, the U.S. creates its own danger. And you can love 'democrary' all you'd like, but it is a system that requires the correct environment in order to flourish -- educated, thoughtful people, capable of understanding other POVs, and who have their aggression and revenge urges in check.

      There is nothing 'thankful' to me about a young person who now suffers terrible psychic pain (PTSD) and physical pain from missing limbs, and who has to live now on an insulting low pension for the rest of his/her life, as he/she comes to grips with their robbed lives.

      I have nothing against these young soldiers, yet I will, to my dying days, speak out against their exploitation. I do not want to 'thank' them, I, instead, want to restore them and give them a chance at a normal life, since so, so many years of life lie before them. ANd, yes, I do have something against those who have facilitated their endangerment.

      Comment

      • Original Poster

        #4
        You can support the person on the mission without supporting the mission itself. This thread was started as a thanks, if you have issues, start your own thread.
        Originally posted by The Saddle
        Perhaps I need my flocking adjusted.

        Comment


        • #5
          While we may debate whether these young men and women should be where they are today; I agree that we should be appreciative of and thankful to those currently serving and those who have served.

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by cyberbay View Post
            I know you won't like this RBreeches, but I prefer to think it was a travesty to send naive, young men and women into harm's way. The most aggressive nation on earth is, and has been, the U.S. at this time, and they are just too young to sit back and wonder why these conflicts have even arisen.

            Aggression doesn't end aggression. It only breeds resentment and revenge. Have you ever asked yourself why the U.S. was attacked on September 11?

            IMO, the U.S. creates its own danger. And you can love 'democrary' all you'd like, but it is a system that requires the correct environment in order to flourish -- educated, thoughtful people, capable of understanding other POVs, and who have their aggression and revenge urges in check.

            There is nothing 'thankful' to me about a young person who now suffers terrible psychic pain (PTSD) and physical pain from missing limbs, and who has to live now on an insulting low pension for the rest of his/her life, as he/she comes to grips with their robbed lives.

            I have nothing against these young soldiers, yet I will, to my dying days, speak out against their exploitation. I do not want to 'thank' them, I, instead, want to restore them and give them a chance at a normal life, since so, so many years of life lie before them. ANd, yes, I do have something against those who have facilitated their endangerment.
            I prefer to think that there is a time and place for everything.
            Today is maybe not that time and place to be complaining the way you are.

            Yes, give thanks where thanks is due, as today is intended for.

            Comment


            • #7
              You're welcome, folks.

              Cyberbay, you've mouthed a bunch of platitudes but don't know Jack. The statement that "most aggressive nation on earth is, and has been, the U.S." is rife with ignorance. Get thee a good history book (works by Samuel Elliot Morrison are a good choice) and purge your ignorance.

              We're not presently at war with anybody, but lots of folks are at war with us. They can't abide that we educate our women, allow them to drive cars, hold careers, etc. They can't abide that we don't force people to go to church and worship God only one way. They can't abide that we allow children to follow their own desires for a future life. They can't abide that we allow people to speak as they will. These folks genuinely hate us and will do what they can to injure us. It's the "rough men and women on the battlements of civilization" that keep such forces at bay.

              And they are today less than 1% of our total population.

              As a nation we've not always been right. But, more than any other nation, when we've erred we've tried to set things right. Again, not always, but more often than not. And we've not always been successful. History shows this to be the way it is, but those who don't ever study history live in the dark.

              Seek the light.

              G.

              CDR, USNR(Ret)
              Mangalarga Marchador: Uma Raça, Uma Paixão

              Comment


              • #8
                rustbreeches, thank you. One daughters husband is active duty Army, the other daughters husband is active duty Navy. We are a house divided!

                Cyberbay- support the Wounded Warrior project with donations. They do excellent work and help the soldiers and families that you speak of.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Thank You Guilherme.. Could not have said it better.

                  Cyberbay, You must be young. Because as said much more ellogently than I would have you know nothing.
                  I would love you to say that to the face to one Veteran just one who has served this country for more than 10 years. In other words one who has served in peace and "war time" (yes in quotes because no declaration has been signed and has not been since WWII I beveive).
                  You think everyone who goes in to a war zone comes back is subject t PTSD.. I should ask my Dh ... for not this time but the last "war" he was there and you knw what.. nope he dosent have it.. nore loss of limbs.. neither does any of his friends. One is a Vietnam vet. of 3 times.
                  Perhaps you should g to a vets home a talk to a Vet. a see how well they are. Or go to a VFW or a Leigon hall and talk to the Vets there. And you may be suprise how wrong you are. And how happy the vet both young and old were to serve our coutry.
                  Oh while you are at it ask a WWII vet how we provoked Perl Harbor...

                  I have never read so much hogwash in my life.. a sign of liberal schooling..
                  Friend of bar .ka

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Or perhaps Cyberbay should consider that a lot of men and women choose the military. One SIL did while in HS. He didn't want to go to college so he selected the military and chose a career that will transition into civilian work when he leaves. Among other things in Iraq, he was eyeball to eyeball with a bad guy- dare I say the religion of the bad guy- who wanted to kill him in a dark hallway protecting a General in Iraq.

                    He would defend Cyberbay too because that is his character- Duty first. Some things in life are bigger than self.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I would love to add my thanks to all who have given of themselves in serving our country. Whether that path was chosen or not, the performance of your duties ensures the feeling of peace, freedom and safety that we all enjoy. Thank you from me and my family.
                      Annabelle Mayr, Arcadia Farm
                      Home of Fitz, Austria & Erin
                      Now over the Rainbow Bridge: Daeo, Max, Finn, Jake, Seamus & Pleasure

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ADM7040 View Post
                        I would love to add my thanks to all who have given of themselves in serving our country. Whether that path was chosen or not, the performance of your duties ensures the feeling of peace, freedom and safety that we all enjoy. Thank you from me and my family.
                        Beautifully said, and I couldn't agree more. I hope that many of us will take advantage of our opportunities to expressing those feelings to folks who are serving or have served. Even a simple "Thank you for your service!" is very much appreciated - according to some of my own family members who have served in various branches of the military, the memory of those few words will linger for a long, long time. And whenever possible, I like to combine the words with "I'd like to pay for your coffee/sandwich/lunch/whatever" (or whatever). You wouldn't think that a cup of coffee or a sandwich would be very significant, but again, the sentiment is appreciated and the memory lingers.
                        Home page: www.jessicajahiel.com
                        Horse-Sense newsletter: www.horse-sense.org

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ADM7040 View Post
                          I would love to add my thanks to all who have given of themselves in serving our country. Whether that path was chosen or not, the performance of your duties ensures the feeling of peace, freedom and safety that we all enjoy. Thank you from me and my family.
                          Beautifully said, and I couldn't agree more. I hope that many of us will take advantage of our opportunities to expressing those feelings to folks who are serving or have served. Even a simple "Thank you for your service!" is very much appreciated - according to some of my own family members who have served in various branches of the military, the memory of those few words will linger for a long, long time. And whenever possible, I like to combine the words with "I'd like to pay for your coffee/sandwich/lunch/whatever" (or whatever). You wouldn't think that a cup of coffee or a sandwich would be very significant, but again, the sentiment is appreciated and the memory lingers.
                          Home page: www.jessicajahiel.com
                          Horse-Sense newsletter: www.horse-sense.org

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            thanking people for their service and offering to pick up the tab for their coffee/sandwich or whatever is a nice gesture. They need to know that people care about them. If all the meet with is hostility or indifference from folks like Cyberbar, that would be a real travesty.

                            Comment

                            Working...
                            X