Best of Craigslist: ‘Not for a beginner’

Ya think? Well, at least he seems scopey.

Many thanks to reader Christina for sending this one our way.



But wait, there’s more! This one is from Sarah, who writes, “I think this one translates as: ‘This morning I woke up and decided to buy a horse.'”

Need cheap horse (Michigan)

I am looking for a colt to get started with. I would like a quarter horse but I also want and Arabian. I’m not looking to spend more than 300.


Cool. Good luck with that! This one, sent in by Erin, was almost immediately taken down by Craigslist but thankfully she grabbed a screenshot while it was still up:


If the print is too small to read on your screen, here’s it is transcribed:


I am taking applications for free horse boarding. Truly free. I just bought a small farm with good quality riding ground about 8 miles from downtown Georgetown. I will be doing the free boarding in exchange for help in a study I am doing. The study sounds crazy but I will need to smell your feet twice a week for about 10 min. their is no sexual stuff involved. You are also welcome to bring someone with you. Also you will be responsible for your hoses hay and grain and supplements if they are taking any. I will feed and water your horse twice a day three if its really hot to make sure it has enough water. I will clean the stall once a day. This offer is for Females


WOW. This one, from Deirdra, is from in case anyone is interested. Which you’re probably not. Deirdra breaks it down for us:

“Name Misty, gender colt?
16.3h and 90lbs?
Spotted saddle horse who is bay?
Nice, sweet horse who listens and has a 10 temperament?
Sire’s name is Jade and Dam’s is Dale? WFT?!? I’m getting some serious mixed signals here…”



And this one, also from Deirdra. The poster is probably not going to be winning any spelling bees anytime soon…

horses 4sale 2gildings,1 mair,1 stud 500 to2500 – $500 (cle’elum wa.)

leave info and phone # and i’ll get back to you. 1 horse is a hunting horse you can shot from. cost very’s thank u or contact me here on the list. because of phony calls you call me
THESE ARE GOOD HORSE’S NOT ,JUST BARN STANDERS. age from 5 to 13 hand broke and field and pasture razed



This one is from Jenny, who writes, “The key word? ‘Borderline.'”

9 yr old Palomino Mare Reg Quarter Horse but she is border line pony – $600 (Silver lake)

Her sire is Sun Doc Prescription and Dam Ali Deb she came from North Dakota she is broke been on trails she was at the fair . She has one bad habit not all the time but she likes to rear I think she just needs time.



This one is from Laurel, who writes, “‘Exterior is a little rough in spots’… Um, yes, just a little.” Rough as in it appears to have been under heavy fire in a war zone?

Single Horse Trailer

Nice little single-horse trailer

-Exterior is a little rough in spots
-New tires
-Pulls great

Asking $650 OBO




Here’s another down-on-its-luck horsemobile, courtesy of Susie:

2 horse trailer – $700 (carefree)

I’m selling a 2 horse trailer with tack room, front horse tie, removable divider , tandem axile. Lots of storage, needs some tlc. Asking 700o.b.o.




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.


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