Best of Craigslist: ‘saddle/English – $50’

Wait… are they really using a dog as a saddle rack? Only on Craiglist–and that’s just the beginning.

Props to Laura and Nancy w. for finding this gem:

saddle /English – $50 (Ramona )

English saddle ,irons , girth, red pad, fits horses , well used .leather.The British are coming! $50 760 807-7414



Um, moving right along. Amanda B. sent us this one with the note, “At least this person knows what they want… otherwise, I am speechless.”

Looking to buy a nothing special horse next month – $500 (SoMd)

I am looking to buy/adopt/rescue a horse possibly next month, I figured i would get a head start on looking as I am looking for something specific.

I am looking to buy/adopt/rescue a gelding (or mare depending on the temperment) 15HH+ that can be a beginner horse, but also has some pick up and go when I ride. Preferably horse that will tolerate other geldings (I have 2, one of which is special needs and can not be ridden), also needs to be respectful of hot wire fencing, as my entire property is lined with it. Easy keeper is perfered, and barefoot is a must. Must be ok with being ridden with a hackamore or halter (I dont use bits).

I would like to stay under the age of 15 if possible, my only other riding horse is about 20 mow and I want something that I can love for years and years.

I would prefer to stay under $1,000 as I am not looking for show worthy steeds, I just want a trail riding partner and extra horse when I have family ride with me.

OH and i do NOT have a trailer so if you have one i WIll pay for the gas and maybe lunch??

Please email me with any suggestions or any deals, and PLEASE send pics when you respond, along with all the info you can give about your suggested fur buddy!

Thank you!!!


Katie B. sent us this one from Portland–the horse IS pretty cute, although if he’s just greenbroke the “award winner” headline might be a little misleading:

Hunter jumper event prospect flawless mover award winner – $800 (Portland )

Hello, my name is Shirley i have this lovely, flashy, gray Thoroughbred who moves quite nicely. He would be fantastic for someone who has the time, and patience.. for eventing, dressage, hunters/jumpers english or Western riding. Quiet friendly nice horse. Would make a excellent event horse

The times that I have worked with him he understands quite quickly. I have worked on upward and downward transitions on the lunge line. He has been ridden with a saddle and a hackimore green broke but still green have too many horses need to sell would be a great horse for someone with more time prefers a man rider



Jenny K. sent us the photo from this eBay ad for a Vinyl English Saddle Cover and joked, “A giant tick ate my saddle, I think. It was here a minute ago….”



The lack of punctuation in these ads gave reader Halle T. “a horrendous headache”:

6 yr old gelding 16 hands

hey ! bo is a 6 yr old bay quarter horse with white markin on his face and black legs and black short mane long black tail beautiful he is a gelding 16 hands he is supper sweet and lovein i want to keep him but i have some vet bills piling up and need some money he rides good he likes to test u to see what u will let him do he rides on the road verry well he was in the thomasville parade i was riding him all the time but i got a new one to train and ride .. so i dont really need bo i only use him to teach others to ride .HE DONT DOUBLE he dose great at uahare trails and love vally dont do perfect in fields but i meaan no horse is perfect he will follow u if u have reins tide to the horn of the saddle he loves treats dose good with other horses and other animals he uses a hackamore but can use bits but i think he dose good with hackamore he loads on a trailer great he loves attention saddles great bridles great he is stuburn on shoeing and cleaning his hooves but it is possible 16 yr old girl shoes him im asking 1000$ or best offer for more info or pics text faith at … or u can call ill take txt at anytime no mater how late ill txt back asap


horse back riding lessons – $25 (matthews )

horse back riding lessons 25.00 per lesson lessons last an hour I have the horse and tack so if you always wanted to ride and don’t have a horse i can teach you or if you have children that has always wanted to learn to ride I can make that dream come true my horses are cowboy horses they have been to a lot of rodeos and bullridings I grew up on a cattle farm with horses ive had horses my whole life I rodeoed for years and raise cattle now I have a passon for children to learn and that’s why ive coached girls soccer team for 9years and have references. I attend agriculture at north Carolina state university


And another “English teacher’s nightmare” from Morgan D.:

Horse need exercise (Connetquot park)

I rode in connetquot park for the last 14 years.
Have not road in 7 months.
I ride western not English.
If you have a horse that needs to get out in the park once a week let me know.
I am a 46 year old male 180 59′
I workout at crossfit so I am fit.
I am a chef and have a catering business so I am not only good with horses but with there owners also.
Around people all the time.
I am not a hard rider most of the time the horse is walking.
I did this for 4 years with a owner.
I loved gong to the park for a few hours and the horse loved it also.
But they moved last year.
It could be a win win.
I am very really available weekends so this would be for a weekday morning.
If you have a horse or know someone looking let me know.

Wow. 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. Go Riding.


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