• 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

My handsome boy in the snow

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • My handsome boy in the snow

    It's been just over 3 months now since he came to me... I think he is enjoying life.

    And a funny pic of my "headless horse"
    We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.

  • #2
    Awww, how cute. He looks terrific! (And happy)
    -Debbie / NH

    My Blog: http://deborahsulli.blogspot.com/


    • #3
      He's looking awesome... love his neck!
      "Remain relentlessly cheerful."

      Graphite/Pastel Portraits


      • #4
        I love it..


        • #5
          Awww, I hope you two are happy together!
          I love my Econo-Nag!


          • #6
            He looks wonderful, Flash! You must get a really warm feeling in your heart, every time you look at him. I love the head shots, with those wise old eyes looking out from under a pair of very furry ears.
            If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
            Desmond Tutu


            • Original Poster

              Originally posted by Louise View Post
              He looks wonderful, Flash! You must get a really warm feeling in your heart, every time you look at him. I love the head shots, with those wise old eyes looking out from under a pair of very furry ears.
              I definitely do!! He really loves life now. It makes me feel good to see that spark in him....

              And he loooooves a fresh snowfall!!! I think he must have rolled about 10 times this afternoon!
              We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.


              • #8
                He looks so happy

                What a great thing to have done in this life - provided a key to happiness for a dear old soul.

                He looks fantastic.
                Member of the Standardbreds with Saddles Clique!
                LouLove - OTTB - 1992-2008...miss you my pretty red girl...
                Wilde! NEW - OTTSTB - 2004 Gelding...my heart's new journey...


                • #9
                  FG, that is the loveliest pic. Good job you!

                  Every good day he has is all your doing. All. You. You should feel very good about that.
                  I tolerate all kinds of animal idiosyncrasies.
                  I've found that I don't tolerate people idiosyncrasies as well. - Casey09


                  • #10
                    He looks good Flash — you've done a wonderful job with him. Can't wait to see pictures of him this spring/summer when he's slick and shiny ... and maybe going on a light hack?
                    Full-time bargain hunter.


                    • #11
                      Ohhhhh he's so cute. Don't you just love those "wearing eyeliner" eyes on greys?!!
                      "Kindness is free" ~ Eurofoal
                      The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances.


                      • #12
                        FG he looks great!
                        There is nothing like a cute grey horses expression. They have those cute button eyes.
                        Winston's eye are twinkling. Now that is a happy horse
                        "Half the failures in life result from pulling in one's horse when it is leaping."



                        • #13
                          Fantastic job rehabbing him, FG! I'll have to stop by and see him again soon, I'm sure I'll be amazed by his progress - thanks to you!


                          • Original Poster

                            Hey thanks guys.

                            He really has made my job easy. He's been an excellent patient, and has bounced back very quick with good feed, good care and some TLC!

                            He was quite introverted at first. He never acted out, instead, you could see him sort of "check out" mentally when he was worried or sore. But he has really come out of his shell now. He is a treat monger, comes right to me in the field, and loves to be fussed over.

                            I love nothing more than hanging out and watching him play in his turnout. I'm so proud of him... not because of anything I did... but because he really is such a cool horse and has been so tough!

                            Now if we can get those feet squared away, perhaps we will get to take a little hack like onelanerode said... AG, we could probably ride right over to your place come summer!!
                            We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.


                            • #15
                              That was wonderful to see - thanks for sharing!
                              a 501(c)3 organization helping 501(c)3 equine rescues


                              • #16
                                He looks so happy!

                                Having won a shy/abused one over myself, there is nothing quite like seeing them come out of their shell and show you how much they enjoy life and how much love & trust they have to give.

                                To me it just proves a horse's body barely has room for more than the heart.
                                *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                                Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                                Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                                Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by FG: "And he loooooves a fresh snowfall!!! I think he must have rolled about 10 times this afternoon!"

                                  I think that he is trying to tell you he wants to roll ON the fresh snow! Maybe you can remove his blanket and let him enjoy this natural experience? You can always dry him off and put his blanket back on afterwards. Just a thought.


                                  • Original Poster

                                    Originally posted by Melzy View Post
                                    I think that he is trying to tell you he wants to roll ON the fresh snow! Maybe you can remove his blanket and let him enjoy this natural experience? You can always dry him off and put his blanket back on afterwards. Just a thought.
                                    Oh don't worry I often do! We've had temps in the low single digits the last 7-10 days so he's been rugged up.

                                    Each weeknight I go over and unblanket, turn him out in the indoor, and let him have a good roll/scratch... it is his favorite thing!

                                    2dogs, there is a lot to be said for their resiliency, and big hearts...
                                    We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.


                                    • #19
                                      Wow how about that Snow!(CA Steph cannnot imagine having horses in the snow! ) How good Win looks under your care! I too look forward to shiny shots of you and he!


                                      Rerider/Haydunker Clique

                                      RIP Barbaro, you were my hero!


                                      • #20
                                        Flash all your hard work is paying off. He looks great and by spring you two will hopefully be hacking out.