• 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

I've DIED and gone to heaven NEW Dinner with Reg on 7-4 ???

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

  • I've DIED and gone to heaven NEW Dinner with Reg on 7-4 ???

    Well, it's been about a month (actually more like 6 weeks.) since I bid the TZ goodbye and moved to paradise.

    As I sit here typing this I am looking at the sun peeking through the clouds, and purple hills outlined in the distance. The pasture is green and rain fell last night and perfumed the air ... it is quiet.

    The horses are eating their breakfast, my new kittie, Miss Lily Tomlin, is hiding under the bed (she's just been de-kittenized) and I am getting ready for my day to start...in earnest.

    Horses will be turned out, then I need to telephone Saddle Fitter VA ... the list is endless, of course.

    Viriginia is WONDERFUL. Everywhere you go, there is a horse, ... you drive down the street an never fail to see someone hauling. Everyone seems to think, live and breathe horses. I talk to someone at the grocery store about "where are the pickles?" and the conversation evolves to horses.

    I think God must have made Virginia just for horse people ... oh, and everyone is sooooooooo NICE!!! So delightfully polite! I went to The Tack Box in Middleburg! OMGiH ... not a snooty one in the bunch. Soooo helpful.

    So, I guess I'm asking for formal admission into the "OMGiH I LOFF Virginia Clique!" I feel so very privileged.
    Last edited by Oldenburg Mom; Jun. 29, 2006, 11:16 PM.
    "For God hates utterly
    The bray of bragging tongues."
    Sophocles, Antigone Spoken by the Leader of the Chorus of Theban Elders

  • #2
    I'm so jealous OMOM. I'd *love* to be able to move to VA
    Meet Wendall the wonder horse
    and introducing Machado! http://pets.webshots.com/photo/28186...SDi?vhost=pets

    Comment


    • #3
      Welcome!
      <><

      Comment


      • #4
        You lucky dog. And where in Virginia is this horse lovers paradise? Could I afford to move there if I could drag my Boston loving husband down there?
        Missouri Fox Trotters-To ride one is to own one

        Standardbreds, so much more then a harness racing horse.

        Comment


        • #5
          Where else but Middleburg can you buy a copy of COTH at checkout line in Safeway? Right next to the National Enquirer?

          Comment

          • Original Poster

            #6
            Shucks, OakesBrae, I'm a hoosier ... it isn't much different, just LOTS more horses!!

            RoyalTRider!!! Thank you!! Where are you?

            Cashela ... well it's probably about the same as what you're accustomed to ... with more southern accent, and less Bbostonian!
            "For God hates utterly
            The bray of bragging tongues."
            Sophocles, Antigone Spoken by the Leader of the Chorus of Theban Elders

            Comment

            • Original Poster

              #7
              OMG ... that's SOOOOOO true!!! May I please quote you ...

              Originally posted by flyingchange
              Where else but Middleburg can you buy a copy of COTH at checkout line in Safeway? Right next to the National Enquirer?
              on that for my location??? I LOVE IT!!! Don't worry, I'll give you the credit. TOOO funny.
              "For God hates utterly
              The bray of bragging tongues."
              Sophocles, Antigone Spoken by the Leader of the Chorus of Theban Elders

              Comment


              • #8
                You must be a hoosier from a different area of this land - I'm in the West where the land is flat as a pancake, the weather is so weird that you have to have a winter coat, t-shirt, raincoat and sunscreen with you EVERY day lest you be unprepared from minute to minute - and the humidity chills you to the bone in the winter and STIFLES you in the summer (where else can the humidity be 100% and it NOT BE RAINING?????)



                Of course, I'm a pennsylvanian by origin, so I'm used to seeing at least a few rolling hills. Where I live, I can see HOURS in each direction the flatness is so...flat.
                Meet Wendall the wonder horse
                and introducing Machado! http://pets.webshots.com/photo/28186...SDi?vhost=pets

                Comment


                • #9
                  I did the same thing a few years ago. I moved to VA from Arizona. Best decision of my life. I am in heaven too!! I love it here!!

                  I am originally from Calif, and do like some elements of CA, but really, I prefer green grass, horse pastures, and 4 seasons. I also love that you can just plant things in the ground here and they GROW! Not much watering needed. (I'm a landscape architect, had to design irrigation systems out west, as well as landscape plans.. so this is nice!)

                  I have 3 horses and love everything about VA.
                  One of a Kind Studio
                  Fine Art Paintings, Horses, Dogs, Wildlife and anything else that inspires.

                  New convert to the cow horse world.. love my QH mare.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I retired to Virginia from Michigan because we actually have spring here and it has already started. The first time I visited Middleburg the owner of the bookstore offered me a job and several years later I joined the staff. We would have riders come in right from hunting, Olympians looking for all sorts of books and many authors including Dick Francis. One of the weirdest thing I read in the paper was an article about a missing pony from a field and three months later it was found drinking out of a stream. Where else can you live on the East Coast where no one notices a stray pony?

                    MJ

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Oldenburg Mom
                      on that for my location??? I LOVE IT!!! Don't worry, I'll give you the credit. TOOO funny.
                      Of course! You don't have to give me credit though.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Ok, CONGRATULATIONS!!! You are not too far from me in Maryland. You know, I have to say, when I was in California, that is one of the things I missed, seeing horse trailers, lots of them, as I drive down the road. Here in Maryland, I see them everyday. In Cali, I saw them occasionally if I went on a long road trip, but not daily.
                        ~Amy~ TrakehNERD clique
                        *Bugs 5/86-3/10 OTTB Mare* RIP lovely Lady, I miss you
                        *Frodo '03 Anglo Trakehner Gelding*
                        My Facebook

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Sounds heavenly, Oldenburg Mom! Just heavenly! Lucky you!!!

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I am thrilled for you......Wish I had been here before your "escape".....
                            Miss you already....
                            Bob sized kisses......
                            We'll just have to have phone-coffee.....
                            *************************
                            Go, Baby, Go......
                            Aefvue Farms Footing Inspector

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              What's the real estate like?

                              Lucky you!!!! Have fun over there in Virginia!!!!!
                              Will get a dream horse!
                              More riding, swimming, and rowing, less posting

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by La Gringa

                                , but really, I prefer green grass, horse pastures, and 4 seasons. I also love that you can just plant things in the ground here and they GROW! Not much watering needed.

                                .

                                This had me laughing... I have said those exact words! We just made an offer (accepted) on a place in Kentucky for the same reasons... now our house just has to sell!!
                                Life is short, do it now. www.dleestudio.com
                                OTTB's
                                My CANTER cutie, Steely Dan - IL
                                My Exceller cutie, Ace (aka FiftyThreeCards)- NY

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  Oldenburg Mom- sounds like pretty near where you are! Send me over a PT with some more details, and I'll tell you how close we are!

                                  It's an honour to have you here- I've always enjoyed reading your posts. If you're as near as I think you are, you'll need to join me in a couple months to hang out at a polo match, another aspect of Middleburg life!
                                  <><

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    I TOLD YOU SO!!!!!!!!!!

                                    SCFarm
                                    The above post is an opinion, just an opinion. If it were a real live fact it would include supporting links to websites full of people who already agreed with me.

                                    www.southern-cross-farm.com

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      Having lived in VA most of my life, I can say that it truly is a georgous state. Where else can you have mountains, the ocean, and everything in between? Although I don't live in a horsey part of VA (the DC suburbs aren't exactly "horse-friendly" ), I attend a very horsey college in the beautiful rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge in (guess where?) VA. Welcome to VA, and enjoy our lovely state!

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        Are you going to come to the Ernest DIllon clinic in Nokesville next weekend? I'd love to meet you.
                                        Janet

                                        chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X