Of course I understand! I am SO sorry. How stupid of me. I just didn't think - I got my first pictures of my colt, and just wanted to show everybody, especially as people had been asking to see pics of him. I posted pretty much the same topic on another site, and just got lots of nice friendly comments. And I had seen so many people's pics of their horses on here that I just assumed it would be OK! Looking back through the topics, I now realize that people don't just post 'here's my horse - isn't he pretty' topics - they disguise it as a question or something else!
Anyway - thank you for explaining, and thank you for moving the topic rather than deleting it. I totally understand why you have to do this, otherwise the forum would just turn into advertising, when it's meant to be for news and discussion.
It's ironic, cos my colt won a reserve championship at a "C" show recently, and I didn't dare post a new topic about it here, for fear people would think I was bragging or 'advertising'! In fact, I see that that would count as 'news' and would have been acceptable. Then I go and stupidly post a photo of him with no other excuse that the fact that I have a pretty photo!
I feel bad about this, even though the error was unintentional, and I would like to make amends by taking out a proper advertisement for my colt. I wasn't going to do this just yet, as he's only 2 and won't be at stud till next year, but if you could tell me how to go about advertising a stallion on here, and what the cost of this is, I will take out an ad as soon as possible.
Many thanks - and apologies.