• 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

Priceless Craigslist Post

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Priceless Craigslist Post

    I have no words for this. Really?

    I need an experienced adult rider to get my horse over thinking that if he bucks he will get his rider off his back. He bucks and he rears. He did not use to be this way. Due to abuse by a neighbor child and my inexperience, he has got this way. He only does it briefly. My friend rode him the other day but cannot come everyday to ride him because they live over two hours from here. Must sign a waiver protecting me in case you get hurt or killed. As I said he is not bad. He is a real good boy. He calms down quickly. I would do it but I do not have the courage or experience tod eal with something like that. NO HITTING MY HORSES> IT WILL NOT BE TOLERATED I am thinking 3 days of riding him should be good maybe an hour a day. If you can help let me know.
    Link to post here

  • #2
    Only three times? I at least think it will take four!
    "Your best can be worn at any length"- Jason Mraz


    • #3
      just curious. was the Deliverance soundtrack playing along with this CL post. Stupid should hurt...
      ...don't sh** where you eat...


      • #4
        Must sign a waiver protecting me in case you get hurt or killed. As I said he is not bad.

        It must be taking her quite a while to sift through the hundreds of replies she's getting.
        I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry


        • #5
          It must be taking her quite a while to sift through the hundreds of replies she's getting.
          Yeah, really!
          Have we learned nothing from the Romans???


          • #6
            AND NO HITTING


            • Original Poster

              But guys, really, he's a nice horse. It's not like he's bad or anything...


              • #8
                OMG - s/he lives in my county. Now y'all see the general level of horse knowledge we deal with around here.
                I'm not ignoring the rules. I'm interpreting the rules. Tamal, The Great British Baking Show


                • #9
                  not sure why you are making fun of that ad. The person has a horse with issues. she realizes that mistakes make by her and by a neighbour caused this issues, and she realizes she doesn't have the skills to correct these issues. She doesn't want someone coming out and beating the crap out of her horse, and she wants someone professional enough to understand they are doing it at their own risk (when I take on training horses I DO sign something saying that the owner is not held reliable if I am hurt or killed).

                  The only "bad" thing I see is that she thinks it is a quick fix...but who knows, it may be, but even if it is not, that is just her not knowing better. I see no reason to make fun of her or her ad.
                  Freeing worms from cans everywhere!


                  • #10
                    I'm not making fun - I think it's sad.

                    She's allowed a neighbor's child to mess up her horse and endanger itself. She's got a horse she's scared of. She seems to think some jackleg from CL can fix this situation.

                    I will guaran-damn-tee you the CL advertiser has never had saddle fit checked or teeth done.

                    In her defense, I will say we have some "trainers" around here (who charge good money) who are nothing but abusive thugs. Maybe she thinks that's the only kind of trainers there are, and she's not willing to subject her horse to them.

                    Or maybe she's just cheap and callous enough not to care if she gets somebody hurt or killed.

                    Either way, it's a sad comment on the state of horsemanship around here.
                    I'm not ignoring the rules. I'm interpreting the rules. Tamal, The Great British Baking Show


                    • #11
                      Can't top this area...

                      Originally posted by pAin't_Misbehavin' View Post
                      OMG - s/he lives in my county. Now y'all see the general level of horse knowledge we deal with around here.
                      We have backyard people who tie their horses out with logging chains. I made a comment one day about with as much as they spent on a 30' chain they could put up hot wire probably. I was told they probably stole the chain from the loggers in the area...
                      " iCOTH " window/bumper stickers. Wood Routed Stall and Farm Signs


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by CHT View Post
                        I see no reason to make fun of her or her ad.
                        I do; she wants FREE training on a horse that sounds pretty dangerous (hence the liability waiver that she wants the lucky rider to sign)...and I suspect, from her "no hitting my horse, he's really a good boy" bit that said horse walks all over her and does whatever he wants. I'm not advocating beating the horse, but I bet the sucker needs some MANNERS in general and she probably wouldn't tolerate ANYTHING that doesn't involve giving Snookums handfuls of carrots while ducking to avoid getting hit with his flying hooves...that kind of ignorance is sad but may get someone seriously hurt.
                        JB-Infinity Farm


                        • #13
                          Wow, how has this lady not learned about Parelli yet?


                          • #14
                            I don't see anywhere that she says she wants it for FREE - she doesn't talk price one way or the other - and signing a waiver, even as a trainer, is not exactly unheard of.

                            The only thing that turns me off is the "no hitting." I'm not some sort of horse beater, but a dangerous horse (and a bucking, rearing horse IS dangerous, even if otherwise well-behaved) sometimes calls for a smack or two with the crop as part of the attitude-adjustment process, and I wouldn't want to go into that situation with my hands tied as to which tools I could use.
                            Proud member of the EDRF


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by lesgarcons View Post
                              Wow, how has this lady not learned about Parelli yet?

                              Obviously not, she is still trying to ride.


                              • #16
                                No where in the ad does it state she wants free help.
                                No where does it say she wants the horse trained with carrots or that the horse has bad manners in general. You are inferring things based on your own experiences. you may or may not be right, but I think that saying this particular person and her situation falls in those parameters is unjustified.

                                My inference would be that this person has just read/heard so many bad things about trainers using brutal quick fix methods that she doesn't want someone who is going to come in thinking they will beat the snot out of the horse to fix it.

                                Of course I may be wrong too.

                                I just take issue with anyone making fun of or belittling someone who sounds like they are trying to do the right thing for their horse. Comes across as snobby and can lead to people being afraid to ask for help.
                                Freeing worms from cans everywhere!


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Alagirl View Post
                                  Obviously not, she is still trying to ride.
                                  Maybe she just hasn't politely asked the horse for "permission" to ride yet. . .and he's really a very proper horse when asked nicely.

                                  In all seriousness, though, it really is a sad advertisement.
                                  Please copy and paste this to your signature if you know someone, or have been affected by someone who needs a smack upside the head. Lets raise awareness.


                                  • #18
                                    I met a horse like this once. The owner let a teenager teach the horse to barrel race and did nothing but barrel race or train. She got that horse so sour he bucked and reared, even when not in an arena. There was a trainer working with the horse and he was better but not a horse you would really trust.

                                    One day the owner let someone ride the horse who thought he was a better rider than he was.. Probably thought it would be funny to see the guy brought down a peg. Well, he wasn't laughing when the horse went over on the guy and crushed his pelvis.


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by CHT View Post
                                      My inference would be that this person has just read/heard so many bad things about trainers using brutal quick fix methods that she doesn't want someone who is going to come in thinking they will beat the snot out of the horse to fix it.
                                      I think you're probably right. "Trainers" here commonly do lovely things like tying the horse's nose to its stirrup and leaving it for hours - to teach it what I've no idea. Or employing the old standby of beat the snot out of it.

                                      I've emailed her and offered to help her find a decent trainer, if she's interested.
                                      I'm not ignoring the rules. I'm interpreting the rules. Tamal, The Great British Baking Show


                                      • #20
                                        I see this all the time! People wanting to lease or share board their horse to someone who can "straighten him out" or "get him broke".

                                        I also LOVE it when I get calls to come see a horse that is for sale but the owner is too afraid to ride it. They want me to "Sign here" and bronco bust for free. I even had a lady tell me that that was how she got all her horses broke for nothing "Just advertise him cheap enough so people will come out and try him. Especially kids or want to be trainers they LOVE to make them go through their paces. Then they give me a low ball offer I turn down and I save on training".

                                        All i have to say is she will get a lot of hapless 12 yr olds knocking on her door.
                                        "If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there"