Best of Craigslist: ‘3 year old mare. Part stallion.’
So… um… hmmm. A hermaphrodite horse, perhaps?
Many thanks to readers Presley, Josie, Melissa and Day for sending this one our way. I’m guessing this is just a case of some owner who mistakenly believes that a “stallion” is a breed, but while we’re on the subject of equine sex ed did you know that hermaphroditic and intersex horses do exist?
Kenneth Marcella, DVM explains in an article for veterinarynews.dvm360.com, “When a horse displays, either fully or partially, characteristics of both sexes it is called an ‘intersex.’ If both testicles and ovaries are present that individual is called a ‘true hermaphrodite.’ These individuals are not very common.”
But they’re out there. Here’s a case from 2012 in which an Australian harness racing mare was restricted to racing against the boys after she was found to be a hermaphrodite:
Well the more you know, the more you know. Moving right along, here’s another stallion ad from Kristi: “This horse is strictly for breading.”
Beautiful young stallion about two years old don’t want to get rid of him but unfortunately I don’t have the time to work him like he should be worked he’s so gorgeous that he could be used for strictly for breading if u wanted. serious people only. Only going to a good home
This ad from Yvonne is perfectly normal — but the unintentional paint double entendre is worth a chuckle:
Paint gelding horse 4-H youth – $2500 (Georgetown)
This ad has already been flagged for removal but our blogger friend Snarky Rider managed to snag a screenshot before it disappeared and sent it our way:
From Sarah: “Just… read the text.
No, really, read it again… closely. One of these things is not like
Saddle 16 1/2 Cutter – $750 (Wylie, Tx)
Cutting saddle 16 1/2 seat- Hand tooled.
Montana silver Conchos.
Matching head stall and breastfeeding collar.
Like new condition…OBO
Breastfeeding collar? Interesting. From Connie, a 52-foot tall horse.
Quarter Horse beautiful 52′ horse – $350 (greenville)
beautiful horse -almost 1 year old stallion – a beautiful baby- he stands 52′ – great disposition
Here’s a “throughbeard” from Anna:
OK, I’ll admit: I’m actually a little bit in love with this one from Connie:
7′ Tall** 3 Horse Slant JM Pink – $9958 (Bryan)
2014 Ranch King 3 Horse Slant JM Pink Trailer
18′ Long x 6′ Wide x 7′ tall 9,000# GVWR , Solid Slant Wall,
Walk in Dressing/Tack Room with Three Windows, Bridle Hooks, Three Boss Saddle Racks (removable one at a time), Three Fold Down Feed Doors, Three Pop up Vents, 2 Dome Lights in Horse area, one Dome Light in Tack area, 16″ Wheels & New 10 Ply Radial Tires, Pressure Treated Floors, First Horse Stall Side Access Door, 6,000 # AXIS Torsion Axles w/ Electric Brakes on Both,
Safety Break away System, Dividers with Pads on Both Sides, Rear Telescoping Divider, Slam Latches on Dividers, Solid Rear Double Doors, Pads on ALL walls in Horse Area, Floor Mats in Both Areas, 24″ ATP Gravel Guard w/ ATP strip at top, 25/16″ Bulldog Style Coupler, EXTRA FOOT in TACK and HORSE AREA…..
EXTRA WIDE STALLS
JM Pink w/ Choc. Brown Graphics Package**** on our yard now
3 Horse ……. $ 9,958 plus TT&L CASH / Financing available*
This one… not so much. From Susie: “Here is another trailer that is just cherry.”
Two horse trailer needs a little TLC but it is a good sturdy trailer does not have title asking $400 obo Cash only No Checks No Paypal
But that one looks like a limo compared to this one from Duane: “Maybe they mean they would pay me $500 to haul away this piece of junk.”
farm trailer – $500
Farm trailer approx 8×10 single axle flat bed type would make a good feed trailer $500 obo needs new wood open to trades
Go Craigslist. Go Riding.
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.
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