• 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.



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

can someone explain this horse road sign

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • can someone explain this horse road sign

    What does this horsey road sign mean?
    Veterinarians for Equine Welfare

  • #2
    ooo wow nope


    • #3
      My guess is to yield to a carriage carrying a handicapped handler...where did you see that?
      Lori T
      www.facebook.com/LTEquine for product updates on the lines I rep


      • #4
        I interpret it to say "handicapped driver in a horse cart".

        "Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit."
        - Desiderata, (c) Max Ehrman, 1926


        • #5
          I LOVE that site. That's a good one...
          "This thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down" - Mary Pickford


          • #6
            How about a handicapped Amish person in driving a horse cart?


            • #7
              Originally posted by EatinHay View Post
              How about a handicapped Amish person in driving a horse cart?
              Well, I doubt it has anything to do with religion ...but assuming it's not Photoshopped, I'd guess that's the gist of it.
              Proud member of the EDRF


              • #8
                Originally posted by Kementari View Post
                Well, I doubt it has anything to do with religion ...but assuming it's not Photoshopped, I'd guess that's the gist of it.

                Maybe you could add a cross or a star for religious purposes? Hmmm how would you do Amish.


                • #9
                  I'm guessing the sign company didn't have an appropriate "sitting person" graphic to put in the cart on the sign...so used the handicap one?
                  FWIW...my town has a *ton* of horse crossing signs. Some have been "fixed" by people with black magic markers to give the rider's on them cowboy hats, helmets and one used to have a conical helmet with plumes on it...guess that was Knight Crossing.
                  You jump in the saddle,
                  Hold onto the bridle!
                  Jump in the line!


                  • #10
                    Looks like an english sign warning drivers that there's disabled carrige drivers on the road to me.

                    Why the negitive reaction Alexie?
                    Horse Show Names Free name website with over 6200 names. Want to add? PM me!


                    • #11
                      Handicapped horse being driven?
                      Standardbred Lover- owner of Studs Hooligan, aka Strider, ex- pacer, retrained for eventing and endurance
                      Strider-OTSTB-, Gus-OTTB-, and Rio-rescued QH!
                      Founder of the High Maintenance Horses Clique


                      • #12
                        I think it says "We don't have enough templates for signmaking and can't design our own, so we'll just fudge together what we have."


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by cloudyandcallie View Post
                          Hmmm how would you do Amish.
                          How about a beard on the person in the wheelchair.

                          Of course, if the individual was a woman, they might be slightly insulted.

                          "For God hates utterly
                          The bray of bragging tongues."
                          Sophocles, Antigone Spoken by the Leader of the Chorus of Theban Elders


                          • #14
                            I think that's GREAT! If I found myself wheel chair bound, I would do everything I could to find ways to still be active with horses.
                            Last edited by tidy rabbit; Nov. 6, 2008, 04:45 PM.
                            Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Lori T View Post
                              My guess is to yield to a carriage carrying a handicapped handler...where did you see that?
                              Pssst. Before you next get in a car, check what a yield sign looks like.


                              • #16
                                Disabled Drivers.
                                In the UK all warnings are posted in a red triangle check out "warning signs" here; http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAn...ings/index.htm

                                I saw one in Scotland that said "plant crossing" - of course triffids came to mind !
                                Last edited by Equibrit; Nov. 6, 2008, 05:30 PM.
                                ... _. ._ .._. .._


                                • #17
                                  It means disabled drivers. I saw similar signs near a riding school in Scotland which also had the text with them. Yes the sign looks kind of silly, because I imagine the people are not in their wheelchairs inside the cart, but how else would you depict that?


                                  • #18
                                    I think it means that a handicapped farmer or Amish person owns a farm and uses horses to pull his equipment. His farm is probably within the next 150 yards. The sign really isn't quite appropriate but since I live in an extremely rural setting with farms all around, and they often go up and down the road to get from one end of the farm to the other, a handicapped driver/farmer would be my best guess.
                                    Susan N.

                                    Don't get confused between my personality & my attitude. My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are.


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by tangledweb View Post
                                      Pssst. Before you next get in a car, check what a yield sign looks like.
                                      Umm, last time I checked, a yield sign was a triangle!
                                      Lori T
                                      www.facebook.com/LTEquine for product updates on the lines I rep


                                      • #20
                                        Some disabled driving programs use carts that are designed to accommodate a disabled driver sitting in their own wheel chair. These carts have a back ramp/tailgate up which the wheelchair can be pushed and then locked in place. So the sign makes perfect sense. It warns drivers that they are near a disabled driving center and may encounter such a cart driven by a disabled whip. Although this is in the style of an international road sign it must be located in the U.K. since the distance is measured in yards.
                                        But all the finest horsemen out—the men to Beat the Band—
                                        You’ll find amongst the crowd that ride their races in the Stand