Best of Craigslist: ‘A Cautionary Tale’ Edition

Today’s edition: two saddle-for-sale ads that will make you grimace — but first, a friendly reminder that not everything you read on Craigslist is true.


Reader Cory sent us the following note: “This is more a cautionary tale. In the link below you will see an ad for a nice ‘kids horse’ for sale…”


2004 Appaloosa grade mare. Cassie is 10 years old, stocky and goes back to impressive in her breeding, being sold as grade as prior owner lost papers. Registered name is “Lady Tenacity” with the ApHC. She is a great husband/child safe horse. 100% sound and sane. New shoes 10/25/14, UTD on vaccinations, and just had her teeth floated. She was a rope horse at one point but I don’t rope so no clue how good she was. But she would make a great ranch horse, or would be perfect in a trail string or for a kids horse. She has spent a good portion of the last 2 months of hunting season in the mountains, highlines, hobbles and stands tied. Doesn’t spook at wildlife. She bathes, clips, crosses water and deadfall, loads and is fine with random motorized traffic. She is just not quite big enough for me. 3000 OBO.

Cory continues, “…My friend at one point thought about buying her, but the price was too steep. Now the person who bought her is reselling her, calling her a ‘kids horse.’ I have attached a picture from when my friend rode her showing she is clearly not a kids horse. (This was after about a month or two of my friend consistently riding her.) Be careful when buying a horse — some people aren’t completely truthful.”

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Husband/child safe horse? I dunno. Maybe if you’re not very fond of your husband…

Moving right along, Sally forwarded us this one:


Close but no cigar. Looks like a nice belly guard girth though!




This one is from JR:


Let’s have a closer look at this “high quality” tack:






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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