• 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

Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society Christmas Donation Plea

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

  • Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society Christmas Donation Plea

    I try not to post these often here as I don't want to be a pest (I always hate being constantly bombarded myself!). And I did make my own donation today as I don't want to ask others to do something unless I'm willing to!


    I’m reaching out to you today on behalf of neglected, abused and abandoned horses who cannot speak for themselves.

    Although I know you are busy with the Christmas and the holiday season, I hope you’ll take just a minute or two to read over this note and help us help a bunch of needy horses.

    If you aren’t familiar with Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society, we’re a nonprofit horse rescue and welfare organization that works with law enforcement officials across the state of Texas to help abused, abandoned, stray, and neglected horses and other equines. We also offer advice to rescue organizations, animal shelters, and law enforcement agencies around the country. Since we first opened our doors in 2005, we have taken in almost 700 horses and placed many of those horses into loving homes.

    Pilgrim is one of the lucky Bluebonnet horses this year – although his story nearly had a tragic end. Pilgrim was discovered roaming on a deserted road in a very rural county. He was emaciated and injured. No one claimed to own Pilgrim, so the sheriff’s department asked us to take him. He’s a friendly horse who is going to be gorgeous once healthy, but he has a tough road ahead of him. He first has to gain weight and then must undergo surgery to deal with the untreated injury he suffered before he was discovered. I am confident that this sweet horse will recover and will find a loving forever home, but I fear that his story would have a very different ending if we weren’t here to help him.

    We have so many horses with stories similar to Pilgrim’s: horses who were unloved and unwanted, horses who were starving, and horses who were abused and terrified. Thanks to the wonderful, giving efforts of our foster homes and the generosity of our donors, many of those horses have recovered from their past and are now show horses, kids’ mounts, endurance and competitive trail horses, ranch horses, and pleasure horses.

    In order to help more horses in the coming year, we need your help. I know times are tight for many people right now, but if you can spare a small amount, it can make a world of difference for a needy horse, donkey or mule. And if you can’t make a cash donation, donations of new or used horse tack, farm/ranch items, horse-themed home décor, art or jewelry are always appreciated. These items can be sold at our 2013 Bluebonnet Horse Expo to help raise the funds Bluebonnet needs to take care of many needy horses. Or consider becoming a foster home or volunteer. Whatever your talent, Bluebonnet has a place for you and you can help many needy animals.

    During this holiday season, we’re offering you three donation options. You can send a donation to BEHS, PO Box 632, College Station, TX 77841 or you can click on the Paypal link to make a donation via credit card:

    General Fund
    This helps pay for veterinary care, costs of assisting law enforcement with neglect complaint investigation, costs of assisting law enforcement with seizures, and miscellaneous other expenses:
    https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/websc...=WTK78ZXUGGUNG

    Rescue Horse Training Challenge Fund
    A donation to the Training Challenge Fund will help cover the costs of the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge, a training competition in which professional trainers and foster homes work with a foster horse for three months and then show their horse at the Bluebonnet Horse Expo. Horses who participate in the training challenge are adopted more quickly and have successful jobs:
    https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/websc...=HSZ2YSDS56PCJ

    Sponsor a Specific Horse
    Funds donated for a specific horse help cover his costs from veterinary care to reimbursing the horse’s foster home for hay, grain, and other expenses. You can visit our website to get a complete list of horses in the rescue at http://www.bluebonnetequine.org/. Be sure to list the name of the horse you wish to sponsor:
    https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/websc...=NQS7DBMNQJQ8Q

    Bluebonnet is a 501(c)(3) organization which means that your donation is tax-deductible. We’re grateful for any size donation and consider all donors members of the Bluebonnet family. As a special bonus, anyone who donates $25 or more receives a complimentary one-year membership to the rescue.

    Please help us help the horses who need us. Thank you for your consideration.

    Jennifer Williams, Ph.D.
    President, Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society
    Visit us at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society - www.bluebonnetequine.org

    Want to get involved in rescue or start your own? Check out How to Start a Horse Rescue - www.howtostartarescue.com
  • Original Poster

    #2
    Thank you to those who donated - we've made it to nearly half my goal (of $5,000). I'm sending out thank you emails today and thank you notes will go out in the mail this week. You all are wonderful!
    Visit us at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society - www.bluebonnetequine.org

    Want to get involved in rescue or start your own? Check out How to Start a Horse Rescue - www.howtostartarescue.com

    Comment


    • #3
      Jenn,

      I have a box to ready to go of stuff I picked up this week. Nothing special, a few wormers, some vet wrap, treats, 2 draft halters, some animalintex. I would like to add a halter and fly mask for Daytona if you can get me the size.

      I can't get to my pm's so you can e-mail me from my profile.

      Thanks
      Susan

      Comment

      • Original Poster

        #4
        Originally posted by Proud To Be Spotted View Post
        Jenn,

        I have a box to ready to go of stuff I picked up this week. Nothing special, a few wormers, some vet wrap, treats, 2 draft halters, some animalintex. I would like to add a halter and fly mask for Daytona if you can get me the size.

        I can't get to my pm's so you can e-mail me from my profile.

        Thanks
        Susan
        You are WONDERFUL! I got your email and answered it this morning - if you don't see it, check your junk mail and then let me know and I'll try again. Thank you!
        Visit us at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society - www.bluebonnetequine.org

        Want to get involved in rescue or start your own? Check out How to Start a Horse Rescue - www.howtostartarescue.com

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by cowgirljenn View Post
          You are WONDERFUL! I got your email and answered it this morning - if you don't see it, check your junk mail and then let me know and I'll try again. Thank you!
          Found it in the spam box. Thanks I'll get on it tomorrow.

          Susan

          Comment

          Working...
          X