Best of Craigslist: ‘Close Contact English Equestrian Saddle’

Woman’s face sold separately. PLUS! A “gray mair,” a “dream job,” a “14.4-hand horse” and much, much more!

Top: Major props to reader Lauren S. for the find! Oh man, I think this pose is my favorite:


Check out the actual ad on eBay here.


Kelsey P. sent us this ad with the note, “I’m not sure what a ‘mair’ is, but at least it’s not ‘fully broken.'”

Gray Mair – $1200

I have a 3yrs old Gray Mair not all broken, she needs a little ground work and tlc, would like to keep her, she’s a very good quarter horse, you can saddle her up but she does need a little more work and you can put a bit in here mouth, never has breed before, asking 1200 obo



Lookin’ good! Here’s one from reader Kathy, who writes, “The title says it all: dream job!”

dream job! (antioch)

wanted guy to sleep in basement and clean horse stalls

we will not pay you but you will have a roof over your head and heat and or A/C , along with directv and all the channels , and all the comforts of home

this awesome job includes a odd lady who is learning to play the piano BADLY and her 4 large dogs

please be somewhat normal , we dont expect perfection but normal will do

if this describes your ideal situation or your just desperate then email us

*backround check will be done*


Lynn sent us this one for a 14.4 hand horse:

Horse / Tack – $1200 (maple valley)

OBO – Registered Dun/Tobiano Gelding (17 YO) 14.4 hh ($1200.00) – Beau is a great horse, very smart with so much potential and tons of energy. He needs someone who has more time to spend with him. Trailers, solid feet, great on trails, gets along with ALL horses! My hope is to find him a good home where he will receive more attention. I also have tack: saddle, blanket, hackamore, etc. (make offer) or for both $1,400.



Reader Tamara R. sent us this one and writes, “She wants a free horse because her’s was stolen while she was out of state? Sounds like a GREAT situation to give a horse to.”

looking for free horse (really want a horse) (punta gorda)

I really want another horse, because mine was stolen while i was out of state a while back. I am looking for a horse that is prefferably broke and i also would prefer a horse no older than 10…. Thank you.


Anyone in the market for a “dressing prospect”? It’s only $7,000! Alison R. forwarded us this one:

Azteca – $7000 (South Salinas)

For Sale 6.5 year old bay gelding Azteca (Andulusian x Quarter horse) not broke but very friendly and easy to handle. Not registered but does qualify for IALHA registration. He is 15.2 hd with a white blaze on forehead, beautiful color, handsome face, nice movement, temperament and conformation. Dressing prospect. Also for sale 6 year old Andulusian x Thoroughbred, dapple grey mare broke with potential to be a great trail horse or dressing prospect. She stands 15.1 hd and is a brood mare to a 1.5 year old gelding bay 3/4 Andulusian, this colt has very nice movement, temperament and conformation with a handsome face and beautiful color, he stands at 14.1 hds and is for sale as well…. Both mare and colt can be registered under IALHA. Contact Benjamin.



Megan B. sent us this one:

Buying Paint Horses, Medicine hats or bald faces. (Cheyenne)

Howdy, First off I want to explain that I am not a Killer buyer, let me repeat that I AM NOT A KILL BUYER.. I am just in the market for Medicine Hat Paints or Bald Face Paints- QHs. I prefer Mares but will accept a few geldings, They do not have to be registered, But atleat 14.2 Hands or taller. Must be Healthy as they will be used alot. Preferrably broke but not necessary. Must have a good mind, I dont need any crazy wild eyed horses. I dont mind spirited horses just no crazies. I wont pay for centimental value. If your horse means that much to you just keep it. I dont want to mean or nasty about this . I just want to be honest. I will pay fair market value. I know horses as I have had them my whole life and I do my own breaking and training. I know what most horses are worth. I offer alot of pasture, an Indoor arena and a barn full of Alfalfa Grass mix. as I said earlier they will be used almost daily so soundness is a must. If you think you have what I am looking for please send me a brief description and a few pictures and your asking price. If I am interested in what you have I will contact you and make a deal, I will cover all brand inspections and Coggins and Health Papers. Will pay CASH on the spot. I beleive that to be more than fair. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks.


Along the same lines:

Looking for cheap Horses! (Scott county TN )

I’m looking for a cheap horse, looking for quarter horses or maybe a walking horse. Not looking to pay a lot, doesn’t have to be registered. Or broke. I prefer one kinda young. I do not want at 20 year old horse. Thanks, God bless!


This one from Lindsey W. has “never bread before”:

Missy ,reg/1/4 horse Bay broodmare for sale – $1000 (8320 Miracle Rd. Rapid City SD)

Sire:KSContinentaltravler bay 3753002
Dam: Hobbys Miss Fit 2430017
Missy foaling date was 7/12/2002 reg number is 4308717
Halter broke ,lead & hoof trimming never bread before.



And… we’ll leave you with one more, although it’s actually just a photo because Jenny K. lost her concentration: “Unfortunately, I didn’t think to save the actual ad that went with this ‘Horse for Sale’ photo. Too distracted by romance, I guess.”


Readers, if you run across an “interesting” Craigslist ad in your Internet wanderings, send it our way! Email the link to [email protected]. Who knows–maybe you’ll help connect an unwanted horse with a safe, loving home.


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