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COTH Ten Commandments

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  • COTH Ten Commandments

    I have to say, that reading everyone's experiences and viewpoints on things has probably (hopefully) made me a wiser horse owner. There is ALWAYS an angle I haven't thought about. So, I thought I might try to come up with the COTH Ten Commandments to abide by. These are, of course supposed to be a bit tongue in cheek...

    What I've learned on COTH:

    1. Thou shalt not let a horse out on trial without a hefty portion of the purchase price prepaid, unless you want to hear some really good lies.

    2. Thou shalt not enter into a boarding/leasing/business arrangement without a well written contract.

    3. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's horse, because it will likely jump the fence and move in with you.

    4. Thou shalt not commit adultery... unless it's Off Topic Day.

    5. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor/BO/trainer, even under an alter, because your neighbor/BO/trainer will hear about it, log in, and give a totally different side of the story.

    ... a little help with the rest?
    Last edited by SmartAlex; Dec. 17, 2009, 05:07 PM. Reason: can't even spell adultery much less commit it!
    Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans

  • #2
    6. Thou shalt not ask for advice or opinions unless you have a pretty thick skin.


    • #3
      I like it!

      Never truer word! Esp the bit about the thick skin.
      Melyni (PhD) PAS, Dipl. ACAN.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by MHM View Post
        6. Thou shalt not ask for advice or opinions unless you have a pretty thick skin.
        AMEN sister!!!
        If you are lucky enough to ride, you are lucky enough.


        • #5
          Thou shalt never EVER ask if you need another horse/pony because the answer is always YES around here!
          If you are lucky enough to ride, you are lucky enough.


          • #6
            7. Thou shalt not post pictures of yourself riding, and expect the people of COTH to refrain from critiquing, even when you ask them not to.

            8. Thou shalt not post pictures or video of others riding, then bash the heck out of them, claiming it's OK because you don't know them.

            Corollarly to Rule #8: However, it's OK to do so, if it is a well-known rider or video, in which case critique away.

            You never know what kind of obsessive compulsive crazy person you are until another person imitates your behaviour at a three-day. --Gry2Yng


            • #7
              Thou shalt not post anything you wouldn't want to see on the front page of the New York Times or the National Enquirer.

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


              • #8
                Originally posted by Blugal View Post
                8. Thou shalt not post pictures or video of others riding, then bash the heck out of them, claiming it's OK because you don't know them.
                Yes, that is the height of rudeness!


                • Original Poster

                  Thou shalt not post a picture that contains: barbed wire, horse turned loose in nylon halter, rider without approved helmet etc..... even if said photo is 20 years old unless you are prepared to debate the safety issues therein.

                  Thou shalt not say you want to breed your mare, unless your mare
                  A. is registered
                  B. has been successful
                  C. is still adorable
                  D. has a million dollar trust fund to care for the foal until it's natural death
                  Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans


                  • #10
                    One should definitely by
                    Thou shalt not ask for medical advice online *instead* of calling the vet. Ever!
                    (however asking for medical advice while waiting for the vet is totally normal)
                    You jump in the saddle,
                    Hold onto the bridle!
                    Jump in the line!


                    • #11
                      Thou shall claim to be able to cureth all lameness, disease, behavioral, and conformation problems with ferricphobia ludemless practices and organic homegrown diets.


                      • #12
                        thall shalt never propose to haul a horse trailer with an suv, sedan or convertable, kurt russel excepted.


                        • #13
                          The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit

                          lol! Kurt Russel!


                          • #14
                            Kurt Russell has his own unique rules about what vehicles he can operate.

                            Did you not see Executive Decision?


                            • #15
                              I liked the horse trailer with the pop out bar. Why don't they make those any more?

                              Commandment # whatever.

                              Thou shalt not bring up horse slaughter, barefoot horses, or parelli lest ye be deemed a troll.
                              Last edited by bird4416; Dec. 17, 2009, 08:23 PM. Reason: speling sux
                              Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.


                              • #16
                                Thou shalt not post petition drives and fundraising letters from the Cloud Foundation or any other "save the wild horses" campaign unless you like hearing the words "feral", "pests", and reading detailed explanation of how federal grazing rights work over and over and over again.
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                                • #17
                                  Thou shalt not admit error, ever.
                                  Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
                                  I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.


                                  • #18
                                    Thou shalt not use the word 'hillbilly' under any circumstance.


                                    • #19
                                      Thou shalt not admit to feeding your dog(s) Purina, Science Diet, Iams, Old Roy or any dog food that does not cost at least $50 for a 35# bag.


                                      • #20
                                        Thou shalt not use a kimberwicke.
                                        bar.ka think u al.l. susp.ect
                                        free bar.ka and tidy rabbit