Best of Craigslist: ‘Wishful Pricing’ Edition
Today’s horse-for-sale lineup: a Grand Prix show jumper for $4,000, a 2’6″ jumper for $45,000, a serial bucker for $10,000, a Pegasus lease for $300/month, and a “fat spoiled pig” for $650.
In the land of Craigslist, equine appraisals doesn’t always make sense. A few examples:
Let’s start with this ad for a well-bred totally sound Grand Prix jumper for the low, low price of $4,000, sent in by reader Katie: “Hmm….”
On the other end of the spectrum, there’s this jumper who is allegedly either going to sell for $45,000 (negotiable!) or get sent to the slaughterhouse. From Lori: “I realize lots of good horses end up in bad places but a plea to spend $45k to save one (willing to negotiate notwithstanding)? Poor fella…”
Save the horse please I love this horse and don’t want to see this beautiful horse go to a slather house he’s a perfect horse very gentle and calm. beautiful oldenburg their asking for $45000 but I grantee they will negotiate a price he’s a level 2 jumping prospect. They don’t want to send it to a slaughter but they can’t maintain it please someone save this horse
This one is “priced firm at $10,000” — good luck with that! From Brittany: “….’This is a steal.'”
But really, this one takes the cake. Can you even put a price tag on the opportunity to lease a wingless Pegasus? From Brittany: “Do people think things like this are cute?”
Buttercup is a real, live wingless Pegasus (picture with wings shows her inner self). She’s available for lease at an equally magical riding facility in Ridgeville for $300 per month, which is an outstanding deal for a wingless Pegasus.
If you are not familiar with the wingless Pegasi, here is some more info about them: They are sweet and tolerant and full of hope and wonderfulness. Sometimes, they fart rainbows (unfortunately Buttercup has yet to toot colors, but we’re hoping with the right lessor, she might).
One more head-scratcher from Gianina: “A seller who tells it like it is… Horse for sale, or ‘fat pig’ rather — lol, Best of Craigslist!!”
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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