• 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

Saint of an OTTB - CL classic

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

  • #41
    Originally posted by 2ndyrgal View Post
    Like about 40 minutes away.

    And.... I am going to have an "only" horse coming back at the end of the month.... and he might need a buddy and I have lots of grass, and....

    I do not need another horse.

    and I'm a sucker for OTTBs.

    How did he end up with this guy?

    And whathhellkindof a name is Melvis?
    Oh then you HAVE to go see him 2ndrygal.
    Seriously PLEASE! I would get him if I was going to get a horse, I love his attitude and I love his line. You NEED another OTTB!
    Melvis= Melvin and Elvis??

    Comment


    • #42
      Originally posted by 2ndyrgal View Post
      Like about 40 minutes away.

      And.... I am going to have an "only" horse coming back at the end of the month.... and he might need a buddy and I have lots of grass, and....

      I do not need another horse.

      and I'm a sucker for OTTBs.

      How did he end up with this guy?

      And whathhellkindof a name is Melvis?
      Horses are like potato chips... You can't have just one

      Comment


      • #43
        Originally posted by Ticker View Post
        Horses are like potato chips... You can't have just one
        Exactly. She is going to need a buddy for her lone horse and someone to eat all that grass.!

        Comment


        • #44
          Originally posted by Sannois View Post
          Really Oh that is awful. Wonder who came up with that gem.
          I know lots of people who wear those shirts in the summer. Never heard of that.
          When the term "Guinea Tee" became politically incorrect, "wife beater" was still OK.
          Groom to trainer: "Where's the glamour? You promised me glamour!"

          Comment


          • #45
            I hope whoever gets this sweet horse will let us know. I agree, the horse is a saint.
            Jeanie
            RIP Sasha, best dog ever, pictured shortly before she died, Death either by euthanasia or natural causes is only the end of the animal inhabiting its body; I believe the spirit lives on.

            Comment


            • #46
              Originally posted by fourmares View Post
              Mmm, I think if Melvis was pushed he just might stand up. There were several times he refused to go where the guy asked.
              I'm not getting "saint" either. In this setting all seems well, but I think that horse has more spark. He doesn't have the nicest conformation and is not tall. I point this out not to be mean, it's just that we know a bigger horse has a better resale advantage and soundness could be an issue.

              I do think the owner was quiet and acted kindly. I wonder if he trims the horse himself.
              Hillary Rodham Clinton - the peoples choice for president.

              Comment


              • #47
                I'm the sucker that got the horse. So, takes a deep breath, I don't think his owner had any ill intentions. Don't get me wrong. The horse was on a 1 maybe 2 acre lot alone, which was fine if it would have been picked out every now and then but there was manure everywhere, no hay at all on the property. The guy was feeding him chicken scratch twice a day, that being said he doesn't look terribly under weight. The saddle in the video did not fit him at all. The pummel was sitting directly on his withers. He is VERY sore from it. If you prod his withers he will let you know how unhappy that makes him. He also did not like the girth. When I tried to adjust it for him he pinned his ears. He does not tie, he cribs and the guy in the video has been doing his hooves since he owned them but they have not been done in a year. He needs his teeth floated, he is pushy on the ground and believe it or not he is TALL!

                I'm not sure how to post pictures on here just yet but once I figure it out I will post some.

                Comment


                • #48
                  ^^^i don't think you're a sucker! Goid luck with him, I thought he looked like a solid guy!

                  Comment


                  • #49
                    Originally posted by GraysAcres View Post

                    I'm not sure how to post pictures on here just yet but once I figure it out I will post some.
                    Get a photobucket account or something like that and link it to here.
                    I love cats, I love every single cat....
                    So anyway I am a cat lover
                    And I love to run.

                    Comment


                    • #50
                      Ah Grays, you're the saint! I hope you can share some photo's, we'd all love to see them!

                      Comment


                      • #51
                        I am so glad he got an owner upgrade!
                        Jeanie
                        RIP Sasha, best dog ever, pictured shortly before she died, Death either by euthanasia or natural causes is only the end of the animal inhabiting its body; I believe the spirit lives on.

                        Comment


                        • #52
                          I don't know what I intend to do with him. I just know that a bunch of people talked me into taking him. He is getting his hooves done tomorrow and then I will have the vet out and a chiro out to go over the plan for re-adjusting his back. Once that is taken care of I will see how he does under saddle. I don't have a lot of OTTB experience and don't want to get in over my head since I prefer and like draft ponies... which are only around 14hh... this boy is well over 16hh, maybe even closer to 17hh.

                          http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ps135d9f3c.jpg
                          http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ps77fe109a.jpg
                          http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ps03a0eee3.jpg
                          http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...psd17ffcce.jpg
                          http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...psb4fc6f7d.jpg

                          Comment


                          • #53
                            *swoon* I Love him, and can't wait to hear how he does under your care!

                            Comment


                            • #54
                              He looks lovely! I LOVE his eye. Looks like he has a sense of humor. And I love his floaty trot!

                              Keep us posted on him!
                              www.facebook.com/doggonegoodgoodies
                              http://doggonebakedgoods.com/

                              Comment


                              • #55
                                I just looked up the video. Lord have mercy! Sounds like you just got him recently? If so, and that guy's been messing with him all this time the poor horse has to be totally out of patience! And that guy musta been huge if the horse is close to 17 hands! Good luck with him, looks like when he's not hurting any more he could turn into a really good guy.
                                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


                                • #56
                                  He's 16.3, I taped him. And yes I just got him today.

                                  Thanks everyone. I hope to at least get him more comfortable.

                                  Comment


                                  • #57
                                    He is HANDSOME!! glad he got an owner upgrade! there are so many knowledgable people on this forum that if you ever have an OTTB question you know where to find them!
                                    AETERNUM VALE, INVICTUS - 7/10/2012

                                    Comment


                                    • #58
                                      Thanks for posting! It is so cool to see how this turned out.

                                      What a handsome boy he is!
                                      "Random capitAlization really Makes my day." -- AndNirina

                                      Comment


                                      • #59
                                        Congrats! Saint not sucker is exactly right! Can you read his lip tattoo? If you can't, you could try posting a picture -- there is a group of OTTB tattoo sleuths on COTH who might be able to look the horse up. From that, you might be able to find out his Jockey Club name and any racing history (if he raced).

                                        He is handsome. And one of the luckiest/happiest horses today landing in a greener pasture. Best wishes.

                                        Comment


                                        • #60
                                          Originally posted by GraysAcres View Post
                                          I don't know what I intend to do with him. I just know that a bunch of people talked me into taking him. He is getting his hooves done tomorrow and then I will have the vet out and a chiro out to go over the plan for re-adjusting his back. Once that is taken care of I will see how he does under saddle. I don't have a lot of OTTB experience and don't want to get in over my head since I prefer and like draft ponies... which are only around 14hh... this boy is well over 16hh, maybe even closer to 17hh.

                                          http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ps135d9f3c.jpg
                                          http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ps77fe109a.jpg
                                          http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ps03a0eee3.jpg
                                          http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...psd17ffcce.jpg
                                          http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...psb4fc6f7d.jpg
                                          WOW he is lovely! he did not look at all like that in the CL video.
                                          I like his face. He looks like he is a very happy boy.
                                          Take your time with him, and remember where he came from, Be consistent and firm about his ground manners.
                                          He was probably depressed in his old environment!
                                          Keep up updated!

                                          Comment

                                          Working...
                                          X