TheHorse.com Community Policy
The TheHorse.com Community is a forum for people to share and discuss articles and other content published by The Horse; on our websites and our branded social media channels. We strive to maintain the TheHorse.com Community as a place to participate in open, thoughtful, and productive dialogue. We encourage you to contribute your thoughts across these forums as they relate to the topic at hand.
Comments and user content posted on TheHorse.com or on our social media pages express only the views of the author and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views of Equine Network, LLC, our staff, contributors or any person or entity associated with us.
The TheHorse.com Community Rules are designed to ensure the TheHorse.com Community is a respectful, engaging and informative one for all our users. These policies are for users of the TheHorse.com website (www.TheHorse.com) who register (“Community”) and who post comments, upload material, or provide other content (“User Content”) to the site. They also govern use of TheHorse.com social media services (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.) that permit uploading or posting of User Content. The Horse expects Community members to observe these Community Rules whether on TheHorse.com or on social media services operated by third-parties (individually and collectively, the “Sites”).
Be Polite: Above all, be courteous and respectful. We encourage open discussion and debate. Differences of opinion are okay and to be expected. However, please try to disagree without being disagreeable. Also, don’t use the “flag as inappropriate content” function as an attempt to stifle or censor the views of others. Abuse of this feature may result in removal from the Community.
Personal Attacks: Do not attack or insult another user. Name calling, libel, defamation, hate speech, or profane material is unacceptable. Predatory behavior, stalking, threats, inciting violence and/or other forms of bullying are not tolerated. Under no circumstances should you post anything that could be taken as threatening, harassing, discriminatory, sexist or racist.
Obscene Language or Content: We are not going to list the words we object to; you know what they are. Even if the word or phrase in question is often used in conversation, do not ever use obscene language. We reserve the right to remove anything we deem offensive, whether posted directly or links that are posted to unacceptable material. This is a public forum and we want everyone to feel comfortable participating.
No Spam: Advertising, self-promotion, recruiting, campaigning, lobbying, soliciting, or posting of referral links to other services are not allowed. Furthermore, posting the same message to many articles, videos, galleries or discussions is considered spam and The Horse may remove such postings from any of the Sites we control.
Illegal activities: Participating in, suggesting, or encouraging any illegal activity is cause for immediate removal and termination of a user’s use and registration in the TheHorse.com Community. Such posts may be edited or removed entirely from any of the Sites we control. TheHorse.com will not aid you in unlawful behavior, so play by the rules.
Trolling: The posting of inflammatory, extraneous or off-topic messages in the TheHorse.com Community will not be tolerated. We encourage community members to report abuse by trolls. We also ask that you do not engage with trolls. If we see you “feeding” a troll, we will remove both the troll’s comments and yours.
Be Yourself: Don’t impersonate others on the site. Participants using fake names and/or invalid email addresses are not allowed. The registration of multiple accounts to participate in the Community for the purpose of harassing other users or trolling or with the intent to disrupt conversation is not permitted. Engaging in this type of behavior may result in all user names being banned from the Community.
Respect the Privacy of Others: Do not publish private information, reference the private identity of another Community member or post the contact information of other’s. This can include (but is not limited to) home addresses, phone numbers, credit card numbers, email addresses, identification documents or photographs of people in private settings without their consent.
Personal Responsibility: You are solely responsible for the content you post. The Horse is not responsible for User Content posted on the Sites we control. We do not and cannot review all User Content. However, we have the right (but not the obligation) to review, screen, edit, delete and/or move any User Content posted to TheHorse.com or our social media channels.