In my late-night wanderings on the dangerous streets of Facebook tack trader groups, I’ve found many ads that made me laugh, whether intentionally or not.
I’m a little bit of a tack trading junkie. There’s just something about the instant gratification of buying a bunch of old rusty bits for crafts, or yet another pair of $15 breeches that’s kind of like playing the lottery. Will they fit? Or is it just another drop in the bucket of bad horse-related decisions? (See, it’s fun!)
Here are just a few of the best ads I’ve ever come across :
And that’s not all she’s got…the girl is a marketing genius.
*Do you like fluffy things?
*Do you like buying brands that are seriously a struggle to pronounce, even among other riders?
*DO YOU WANT SUCH AN IMPECCABLY, SPOTLESSLY WHITE SHOW PAD THAT YOU WILL MAKE GEORGE MORRIS WEEP WITH UNCONTROLLABLE JOY?
I am selling a Toklat Medallion close contact saddle pad in PERFECT condition. It will fit a 15” to 16” saddle best. Normally $56, selling $20 off at $36 (so you can save up all them dollas for GM clinics)
…Let’s not delude ourselves, ladies, if you didn’t answer yes to the above questions you’re just lying to yourselves.
Do it for yourself, do it for your horse… do it for George.
As with horse shopping, sometimes tack shopping is like a wild romance…that fizzles when you realize it’s just not a good fit. Will you be this saddle’s rebound relationship? It’s still for sale!
Ads like those just absolutely make my day. But of course it’s also fun to wonder what in the world some people are thinking when they post an In Search Of ad.
Umm…so basically, you want $275 composite stirrups for free? Me too!
And then there are the ones that just make you scratch your head. I have a feeling this might be the work of Autocorrect gone rogue.
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