These sellers don’t believe in “short and sweet”… but at least we know what we’re getting in for.
Yes. Yes, it does. Get ready for a big round-up of the good, the bad and the ugly from the darkest corners of Craigslist. We hope you have your reading glasses on.
From Katie (“Love the honesty!”) and Melissa (“I have Arabians and this little guy does a good job at giving them a bad rep.”)
Arabian gelding, light bay, 15 hands (we actually taped him at 15.1 but he was moving so I am going with 15 hands), big suspension, very “typey” (spooky, hot, snorty, distracted ect- everything that gives Arabians a bad name).
7 yrs old, ready to start (because we have had several trainers look at him and only 2 were willing to try him, one called us after 2 weeks because he stopped eating and one is still working with him). Has been lunged under saddle (he is actually very good at this and rarely if ever is hard to tack up, he also knows verbal commands and does not pull or get obnoxious- this is why he is bi-polar).
Comes when you call him when loose (he gets loose frequently as he jumps very well you will need good high fencing).
Has great feet, stands for the farrier but does try to bite ( your farrier will need to be fast).
He will probably need some sort of emotional therapy animal (I am not including the one he has now because I am keeping her).
He eats a LOT. Currently he is on 6 quarts of Strategy Healthy Edge and 6 quarts of Haystack Special blend plus hay per day. He does not like to eat hay off the ground so you will need a hay net (a good strong one because he does weird things to them).
Even though he eats lots, he generally stays fairly thin. He has had his teeth floated in March and a full blood panel to make sure nothing is wrong with him. He just paces in the stall and in his run. He is also current on shots and worming (March).
He rears in the stall to see his neighbors (tying helps with this, we call it the time out corner), he bucks in place in the stall as well. He is a screamer (also herd bound ).
Sometimes, he is super easy to work with, do not let this fool you. He will randomly try to bite you, kick at you and/or run you over. He will also randomly try to lay down when you are tacking him up but I wouldn’t let him do that if I were you.
Sometimes you can use clippers on him. He was body clipped in February but 2 days ago they scared him. Spray bottles are also sometimes not alright and then sometimes they are ok.
He will load into a trailer and is fairly quiet. He will even unload fairly easily. But then I do not know if he will load or unload alright for you.
He a nice extended trot and a great canter when he is not trying to drag you across the arena, we have mainly fixed this issue when lunging him but he will probably try that with you.
He has papers and decent bloodlines.
He does prefer men to women.
This horse is not safe for children or teenagers.
Well, I guess you can’t say they didn’t warn you. Don’t worry, here’s another one, submitted by Samantha: “I just can’t on this one.”
I am offering for sale my 8 yr old QH mare she is out of SKIPPER W bloodlines unfortunately she has NO PAPERS anymore we couldn’t afford to send her to school to teach her to read them so papers weren’t a matter we didn’t want her to have a foal crop she is a grade mare. I bought her this way due to a divorce they were going through one shredded the papers cause the other wanted them and since nether had transferred her into their name all is lost they had no ideal who the last owner on her papers were. She is a nice calm laid back mare. She was used for western pleasure, halter , and trail riding but not much on trails she was more of a show horse. She is a really big girl not quite a beginners horse but she is working on it. I DO NOT HAVE TO SALE but since I don’t use her and she is such a good looking girl and young I hate to see any such animal go to waste. She hasn’t been ridden since September but you can take her saddle her up and start working her with little to no problems. I want her to have a good home and not to be tossed around so if your not for sure she is for you DONT BOTHER my price is FIRM and NO TRADES CASH ONLY I also have her saddle like new 15 1/2″ seat I will throw in with her it cost a little over 1200.00 alone comes with a new breast color and back cinch all weaver made. I also have her show saddle for sale if your interested custom made ONE OF A KIND by Billy Cook 16″ 2500.00 CALL TEXT OR EMAIL for pictures I will need your email so text it to me in your request THANK YOU
I AM WILLING TO DO A ONE WEEK TAKE HER TRIAL WITH 100.00 DOWN NON REFUNDABLE AND ALL YOUR INFO (Must have a valid drivers license, A recent bill with your address on it and 3 important references from your vet, farrier, and animal control or a stable, or any other authority you can come up with. I MAY also want to see where she is going.
Once it starts, it just doesn’t stop. Check out this “straightforward” ad from Krystyna:
This is certainly an “unusual” color…from Robyn:
Lorraine sent in this ad, which sounds fairly straightforward… but a picture’s worth much, much more in words:
Another chronicle for the Trailers of Craiglist, courtesy of Cheyenne. (But hey! Spare tire included! Bargain.)
Older 2-door, single axle stock trailer. Replaceable wood walls set in welded frame. Wood in good condition, super easy to replace if one breaks. Wood deck with heavy rubber mat. Heavy pipe open top. Leave as is or easily enclose as you like. 2″ ball hitch. Tires are fair. No tongue jack, I just used a log and handyman. Spare tire included.
Inside dimensions (not including tongue) is 5 feet wide, 9+ feet long, and 6 feet high inside.
To wrap up this week’s collection, here’s an ad that definitely has character, submitted by Hannah:
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.