• 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

*Spinoff* Has this Ever Happened to You!

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

  • *Spinoff* Has this Ever Happened to You!

    Spinning off from Eponacowgirl's
    Have you Ever wanted to Do This.
    I say, Has this ever happened to you!

    I work at a Feed Store. And it was a normal day. We have the normal tack and horsie essentials.
    A gentleman walked in. A hefty older gentleman, but very polite and talkative. Though sometimes you can never tell. He just didn't seem horsie. Perhaps his daughter rode. But I greeted him, and continued folding flyers we were sending to customers.
    After a while of browsing through the Horse section he stopped on the crops. And seemed to be having trouble finding what he needed. He was holding a pink bat . And that clued me in... he must have a child that rode.
    I of course asked him. " Can I help you with anything"
    He replied " Do you have this in black, and you know the crops with the hands on the end"
    I laughed. " Yes sir we can order it. But the pink is cute too. We do have that with the hand. "
    " No , I need the black... has to be black. "
    I smile " Of course, we can order it. Or are you in need of it now. Have a certified show comnig up. Or does the barn require certain colors. " I said as he smiled slapping the stick against his hand. " No.. No shows, I needed it for tonight. But could you order me one like that. And one longer, one with a little more sting. "
    I Raise a eyebrow but nod. " yes we can. What event are you going to. "
    " No Event. I like to uh... play"


    Needless to say I turned and ran, we ordered it. But I guess he found one with cat tails at his local "store"



    YUCK
    Any Stories like that.
    I am sick, and sitting in the store... bored.
    Let's have some good laughs!
    Zook Suit Riot- Mustang/Paint Gelding
    Proud member of the KELTON'S Crew
    CousinVinsky-Skinny Vinny JockeyClub/Alydar Grandson.Gelding Chestnut.
    CUnex2zdai- 2008 Buttermilk Buckskin Colt -ABHA/IBHA

  • #2
    I have apparently lived a sheltered life.....

    I wonder if he's a member of the Other Pony Club?

    I know about doms and S&M of course (I haven't been that sheltered), but I don't think I've ever encountered one who was so outspoken about their predilections.
    Homeopathy claims water can cure you since it once held medicine. That's like saying you can get sustenance from an empty plate because it once held food.

    Comment


    • #3
      hey he was probably looking in a store he figured No One he know would be in..
      the NOT!! Spoiled!! Arabian Protectavest poster pony lives on in my heart

      Comment


      • #4
        LOL
        "Farriers are the hairdressers of the horse world. They know everything about everybody..."-Lildunhorse

        Comment


        • #5
          I worked in a tack store that also sold vaccines, for horses as well as dogs and cats. And, of course, in order to inject vaccines, you need needles and syringes. And in order to inject into small animals, like cats, you need very small needles... which apparently are also the type preferred for *other* injecting activities, as they apparently hurt less and leave less of a mark.

          While the majority of our customers seemed quite legit, buying vaccines WITH the syringes, we occasionally got some REALLY shifty characters who needed just the needles and syringes... "for their dogs." Riiiiiiiiiight.

          State law required that we record the driver's license number of everyone purchasing syringes of that size, but of course nobody ever looked at our records, or cared. Not that we really did, either - if they're going to use, at least this way they're getting sterile needles, right?

          Still a shocker to little old teenaged me when I started working there!

          Comment


          • #6
            Yes, that has happened to me too. I traveled with some friends and spotted a warehouse sized tack shop (with other pet stuff) and talked them into stopping for me to browse. My non horsey buddy went RIGHT TO the hand shaped crops, picked one out & bought it.

            And I gather all the discarded needles & syringes I can because I'm a furniture restorer and nothing injects glue into a cracked joint as well as a big needle. But I definitely get the "looks" from my vet and barnmates.

            Comment


            • #7
              I will never look at the little kids waving those crops around and whacking each other with them the same way again.

              Comment


              • #8
                We were in a local tack store several years ago, when I had just started riding, and my parents were your typical new horsey parents. I was looking at who knows what, and my dad was aimlessly looking around at stuff, picking it up, examining...just hanging out. He picked up a white handled dressage whip (IIRC, that's what we had gone to buy), and the tack store lady freaked out. Comes running over, grabs it from my dad, puts it back and says "I'm sorry, you can't hold that unless you're going to buy it. I know it's fun for you guys, but the other men who chase their wives around the store with my whips get the white handles all dirty". Now, if you knew this woman, and you knew my dad, you'd understand just how stupid a comment that was.... And my poor dad Talk about uncomfortable

                Comment


                • #9
                  Talk, I'll admit to picking up a dressage whip, and smacking my SO on the behind with it....

                  But, but I did buy it, and not to use on him. Much.
                  Homeopathy claims water can cure you since it once held medicine. That's like saying you can get sustenance from an empty plate because it once held food.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MajMeadowMorgans View Post
                    LOL
                    Jill, did you get on my 'puter and post under my name? LMAO, I know for a fact I was in the barn at 4:30 yesterday!!!
                    "Farriers are the hairdressers of the horse world. They know everything about everybody..."-Lildunhorse

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by arabhorse2 View Post
                      Talk, I'll admit to picking up a dressage whip, and smacking my SO on the behind with it....

                      But, but I did buy it, and not to use on him. Much.
                      tsk tsk...



                      Maj, if Jill (whoever that is ) logs on as you again, and says "Yes, it was me!", I swear I'm going to accuse you of talking to yourself.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        A friend of mine needed to have her western saddle repaired, but lacked the time to get it into the repair store. So, her elderly father-in-law volunteered to take it in for her. Off to the store he goes, enters the shop and hands the saddle over to the shop owner, who takes it into the back room to look it over for the repair estimate. FIL is left standing there for quite a bit of time, starts to look around, and realizes that while everything IS leather in the store, and there are whips, crops and other sundries hanging off the walls, NONE of it relates at all to equestrian enterprises. He left the store in shock without the quote, and returned to the barn babbling. His DIL had to call in, get the quote and okay the job.

                        They did do a real nice job fixing the saddle though.

                        Perhaps I should tell you about the drop-dead gorgeous, mini-skirted, long hair blonde who lived in a neighboring home, drove a red convertible, had a closet filled with all sorts of these things, and turned out to be a guy?? What a jaw-dropper THAT was! LOL!
                        "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein

                        http://s1098.photobucket.com/albums/...2011%20Photos/

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I gave a dressage whip to a friend of my BF once because he just couldn't put it down, thought it was the coolest thing. Whatev- it was a cheapo $9.99whip.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I've had a couple (yes, more than one) of very dear but very different friends ask me if I can get them 'authentic' crops- convinced that tack stores are like Sams Club- must have a membership to buy.
                            bar.ka think u al.l. susp.ect
                            free bar.ka and tidy rabbit

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by talkofthetown View Post
                              Maj, if Jill (whoever that is ) logs on as you again, and says "Yes, it was me!", I swear I'm going to accuse you of talking to yourself.
                              LMAO, Jill is Zooksuitriot. We work together and I think she must have logged on my computer and not remembered I had it set to remember me I have been known to mutter to myself on occasion
                              "Farriers are the hairdressers of the horse world. They know everything about everybody..."-Lildunhorse

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                OK, this is a little off topic, but I have to share. One night I stopped in the grocery store late to pick up milk. There was only one other customer in there. I ran into him in the aisles a couple of times, and then got in the checkout right behind him. He only had two things... a long cuccumber and a can of Redi-Whip. After he left, I asked the clerk how she kept a straight face through that one, and she said that wasn't the funniest combination she'd ever seen.
                                ::I do not understand your specific kind of crazy, but I do admire your total commitment to it::

                                Comment

                                • Original Poster

                                  #17
                                  SHE MADE ME DO IT

                                  Yes it was me!
                                  She made me say it....

                                  Rediwhip.... Cucumber.... nights of fun! Geez, I would have been busting out laughing .... right behind him. But again I am synical!
                                  Zook Suit Riot- Mustang/Paint Gelding
                                  Proud member of the KELTON'S Crew
                                  CousinVinsky-Skinny Vinny JockeyClub/Alydar Grandson.Gelding Chestnut.
                                  CUnex2zdai- 2008 Buttermilk Buckskin Colt -ABHA/IBHA

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by SmartAlex View Post
                                    He only had two things... a long cuccumber and a can of Redi-Whip. After he left, I asked the clerk how she kept a straight face through that one, and she said that wasn't the funniest combination she'd ever seen.
                                    He forgot the wine and roses.
                                    Delicious strawberry flavored death!

                                    Comment

                                    Working...
                                    X