• 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

Off Course

Collapse
Forums Topics Posts Last Post
No forums found.
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
  • New Topics
Clear All
new posts
There are no conversations in this channel.
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts
Please log in to your account to view your subscribed posts.
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
  • Sort By
  • Order
Clear All
new posts
Topics Statistics Last Post
Started by Moderator 1, Feb. 18, 2013, 09:20 PM
312 responses
36,583 views
0 likes
Last Post Impractical Horsewoman  
Started by Moderator 1, Oct. 7, 2009, 08:29 AM
889 responses
83,694 views
0 likes
Last Post FLeventer  
Started by Moderator 1, Oct. 7, 2009, 08:22 AM
1,419 responses
259,204 views
0 likes
Last Post fivegaited  
Started by ChocoMare, Sep. 27, 2016, 07:37 AM
396 responses
12,192 views
0 likes
Last Post ParadoxFarm  
Started by gmn, Sep. 25, 2013, 07:10 PM
0 responses
179 views
0 likes
Last Post gmn
by gmn
 
Started by Ceylon Star, Sep. 23, 2013, 06:37 PM
43 responses
1,289 views
0 likes
Last Post PeteyPie  
Started by spacytracy, Sep. 24, 2013, 11:25 AM
24 responses
1,026 views
0 likes
Last Post NJRider
by NJRider
 
Started by SportingSun, Sep. 24, 2013, 03:01 PM
44 responses
3,326 views
0 likes
Last Post RubyTuesday  
Started by BEARCAT, Sep. 24, 2013, 10:26 AM
7 responses
1,196 views
0 likes
Last Post RubyTuesday  
Started by Chachie, Sep. 24, 2013, 02:21 PM
24 responses
1,862 views
0 likes
Last Post PaintPony  
Started by Alpha App, Sep. 24, 2013, 09:43 PM
6 responses
1,435 views
0 likes
Last Post capricorn  
Started by Mike Matson, Sep. 25, 2013, 11:15 AM
0 responses
236 views
0 likes
Last Post Mike Matson  
Started by Nezzy, Sep. 24, 2013, 02:35 PM
16 responses
1,206 views
0 likes
Last Post whitney159  
Started by Niennor, Sep. 19, 2013, 03:19 PM
10 responses
618 views
0 likes
Last Post Belg
by Belg
 
Started by ncsuequine, Sep. 24, 2013, 10:47 PM
4 responses
435 views
0 likes
Last Post joiedevie99  
Started by hosspuller, Sep. 22, 2013, 09:42 PM
20 responses
998 views
0 likes
Last Post chism
by chism
 
Started by runNjump86, Sep. 24, 2013, 03:10 AM
26 responses
794 views
0 likes
Last Post runNjump86  
Started by justpettinmypony, Sep. 20, 2013, 08:57 PM
25 responses
4,324 views
0 likes
Last Post justpettinmypony  
Started by michaleenflynn, Sep. 24, 2013, 09:24 PM
0 responses
213 views
0 likes
Last Post michaleenflynn  
Started by BBD ECF, Sep. 19, 2013, 11:05 AM
52 responses
2,746 views
0 likes
Last Post Bogie
by Bogie
 
Started by GreyStreet, Sep. 23, 2013, 03:32 PM
20 responses
682 views
0 likes
Last Post CVPeg
by CVPeg
 
Started by Freebird!, Sep. 24, 2013, 04:38 PM
4 responses
382 views
0 likes
Last Post Freebird!  
Started by Sansena, Sep. 22, 2013, 08:50 PM
19 responses
932 views
0 likes
Last Post Treasmare2  
Started by Wellspotted, Sep. 22, 2013, 09:57 PM
5 responses
540 views
0 likes
Last Post Wellspotted  
Started by MunchingonHay, Sep. 24, 2013, 01:27 PM
5 responses
567 views
0 likes
Last Post hundredacres  
Started by TarheelJD, Sep. 23, 2013, 09:28 AM
7 responses
460 views
0 likes
Last Post walktrot  
Started by Mike Matson, Sep. 24, 2013, 11:47 AM
1 response
281 views
0 likes
Last Post Bluey
by Bluey
 
Started by Bluey, Sep. 24, 2013, 09:21 AM
4 responses
379 views
0 likes
Last Post trubandloki  
Started by LoriW, Sep. 11, 2013, 12:51 PM
11 responses
626 views
0 likes
Last Post LoriW
by LoriW
 
Started by Hippolyta, Sep. 24, 2013, 12:28 AM
4 responses
333 views
0 likes
Last Post RxCate
by RxCate
 
Started by rockonxox, Sep. 23, 2013, 02:10 PM
7 responses
418 views
0 likes
Last Post bettyk
by bettyk
 
Started by eventerdiva, Sep. 15, 2013, 05:51 PM
7 responses
303 views
0 likes
Last Post Chachie
by Chachie
 
Started by Mike Matson, Sep. 22, 2013, 10:30 AM
15 responses
756 views
0 likes
Last Post Texarkana  
Started by MediaMD, Sep. 23, 2013, 02:11 PM
5 responses
766 views
0 likes
Last Post D_BaldStockings  
No topics found.
  • Filter
  • Time
Clear All
Working...
X