If the measure of a good horse is putting up with people’s crap, this is the best horse on earth.
Two readers, Elizabeth T. and Jme B., sent us a link to this crazy ad, which appeared on the NORTH GA EQUINE TACK/FARM EXCHANGE Facebook group. The ad has since been taken down, but Elizabeth and Jme had the foresight to take a screenshot (I did the poster a favor and blurred out her name):
Even better was comments section, in which the poster defends the chair-riding sales photos:
But wait, there’s more! This one is a “suede back,” whatever that mean.
HI i am selling 2 geldings the first one is Jake he is 19 years old he is suede back Anyone can ride him with or without a saddle. I’m asking $450 for him he is appaloosa. I also have a thoroughbred He is 17 hands Tall needs an experience rider I’m asking $1200
Bridget D. writes, “$350,000 as a two year old prospect? Something sounds off here.”
We are looking for a loving home for this mature Arabian Gelding. He had extensive Class A show experience all the way to the National Level. He is Big Bodied/Boned and stands appox. 15.1. Arabians usually live well into there 30’s so he has a lot of life ahead of him. He is best suited for an intermediate or experienced rider. No vices, clips, stands well for vet and farrier and trailers safely. He is not your typical backyard Arabian he was purchased as a 2 year old show prospect for $350,000. Ideal for someone looking to get back into riding or an experienced youth for a 4-h or show horse.
From Katie B., who simply comments, “Ummmm…”
Little Mister Copper A.K.A Copper was bred as a purebred thoroughbred of Secretariat breed lines. He isn’t hot at all and has the highest jump record in many places. He has hundreds of blue ribbons in jumping competitions. He is tested and U.T.D on everything. He makes beautiful colorful foals. He breeds to any breed of horse. No ponies though please. We can go to you or you come to us. He was bred to race an has many talents. He is 17 hands tall and is a fast learner. he is 13 years old and has great health.
Elaine B. writes, “Punctuation matters. Just what type of rider is supposed to lease this horse?”
Sweet haflinger cross gelding, 5 years old, 14 hands, rides and drives, sorrel/liver chestnut color, uptodate on everything, rabies, hooves done, teeth done. Email
for photos and more info. Will lease at $200 a month, with contract, no logging. Lease can apply to purchase price. NOT FOR BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATE OR ADVANCED RIDER. WOULD MAKE GOOD ENDURANCE PONY.
Good home only.
Shelby B. writes, “Not a Craigslist ad, but couldn’t resist! The last thing anyone needs is a stalky mare that may become jealous.”
Oh dear. Readers, if you run across an “interesting” ad in your Internet wanderings, send it our way! Email the link to [email protected] Who knows–maybe you’ll help connect a horse with a safe, loving home. Go Riding.