Best of Craigslist: Humans Be Cray

The ad includes a dozen more photos of this poor horse in various states of putting up with people’s crap, and his expression never changes.

Props to reader Hannah, who sent us screenshots of this ad she saw on Facebook: “The pictures are worth a laugh. Someone sane please buy this horse.”

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Another Facebook ad from Samantha: “It looks like a really nice horse, but either I’m not smart enough to understand the ad or something got lost in the translation.”

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And one more from Bailey for a “beautiful dark chestnut bay”:

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Sierra sent us this one for a horse trailer that looks like it could also double as a greenhouse: “Only in Florida, I guess.”

HORSE TRAILER – $300 (HIALEAH,FL)

 GOOD CONDITION.

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Natalie recommended this one: “Interesting ad I must say… I don’t think they really know what they want, or don’t want:)”

need a horse to move forward with

Dose not have to be a gyspy vanner. All I’m looking for is a nice sweet horse. Age 1 to 15. Height 13h to 19h. For sale the Price free to 260. For shareboared free to 270 month. Lease free to 200 month. I’m looking for a mare or gelding and if possible a stud if cheap enough. Email is the best way to contact. Could be registered or not. Can be trained or not. I would like a horse that would be able to trail,rein,barrel,jump,cross country not all of them but one. Or I can train it. Don’t call me or text me right now my phone I broken. Thank you.

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From Rachael: “Um, it was used as recently as LAST YEAR?!?!”

Cheap Horse Trailer – $400 (Bayfield)

1969 Homemade 2 horse, horse trailer, title in hand, top cut off because our horses were pretty tall and would hit their heads, we still have the top, it could be put back on. Good floor with heavy mat on it. tires are decent, we used it to haul our horses as recently as last hunting season.$400.00 OBO

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And one more from Lynn: “And it lets you torture it with the hose.”

5 yr old horse well broke – $400 (chehalis)

14.3 hand, don`t know breed.
Well broke for trails, crosses water, best friend, meets you at the gate will even open the gate for you.
Has had some jumping training.
Bathes and loads well.
Excellent all around horse.

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And last but not least, Betsy sent us this one. The horse is cute and the owner seems nice… but it’s kind of a sad reflection of the state of horse selling when “NO RIBS SHOWING” is part of your sales pitch.

BEAUTIFUL REGISTERED PAINT HORSE – $1000 (Los Lunas)

THIS HORSE COMES FROM A EXCELLENT BLOOD LINE- PAINT FAMILY. SUPER HEALTHY- VET COGGINS OMB NEGATIVE (8/7/14) CERTIFIED15 HANDS TALL ABOUT 1200LBS. NO RIBS SHOWING. HE IS A REGISTERED PAINT- REGISTRATION NO. 1000933 FROM THE AMERICAN PAINT HORSE ASSOCIATION (APHA) THAT HAS AN AMAZING PEDIGREE….

THE BREEDER IS LOCAL FROM EDGEWOOD NM. HE HAS A GOOD SPIRIT TEMPERANT. He is young and does not know much. HE SADDLES UP GOOD AND DOES A LITTLE LUNGING. HE NEEDS A LITTLE TIME TO BE COMPLETLY BROKE AND RIDE VERY NICE. HE RESPONDS TO PATIENCE AND GENTLENESS. HE DOES NOT HAVE BAD HABBITS. HE IS VERY SMART AND PICKS UP FAST. He Needs neck reign training, He Turns Good from the Right side but the left is a little rough. He needs an experience rider. I WILL SELL HIM TO THE RIGHT HOME FOR $1000. THIS IS A BARGIN AT- $1000. CONSIDERING THAT HE IS 3 years old. I am selling him at $1000 because I don’t have a lot of training hours on him. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this horse. He needs to be trimmed. I had his teeth checked. He’s good on his teeth. No Issues.

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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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