Best of Craigslist: Mystery Spelling Edition

Whether it’s autocorrect or just a plain ol’ mistake, today’s edition of ‘Best of Craigslist’ includes some spelling errors that will make you double-take … or double over in laughter.


Ah, the internet age, where sharing information can be as fast as the click of a button. Of course, things like proofreading are still important, as shown by the following collection of ads …

We’ll kick things off with this gem from Stephanie: “I am still laughing about this one. I hope it was an auto correct mistake.”


From Tori:

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From Erin:

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From Bonnie: “I’m half tempted to call and explain my need for a good horse to join in on some Viking raids!”

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Really healthy horse always giving him his vitamins , hes really friendly and also trained to raid on. I’m asking $2000 obo any questions feel free to call me .

Hmm, those are definitely a couple of head-scratchers. But don’t worry, there’s plenty more where they came from, complete with a special level of sales photo! We’ll kick these off with one from Jill: “It made me wonder if all the flies on the face were included in the price or separate?

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From Dana: “A nice looking palomino for sure!”

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From Sarah: “A horse is just worthless unless you can do a headstand on her neck.”

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From Crystal: “I don’t even know what to say.”

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[…] She has had 45 days of training but is still green. Needs some wet blankets. Please call or text for more info.

We give these next sellers points for honesty, submitted by Katie:

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[ …] No ground work, not halter broke, not a gleding, no hoof care. He was born in our pasture and has never been off the property/out of pasture. His breeding is from an unregistered quarterhorse sire and a thoroughbred mare.


Here are a few classic sales photos sent in by Rachel: “These were in a closed sale group for my area … oh the joys of horse shopping.”

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To wrap up this week’s “Best of Craigslist,” this ad reminds us that while we laugh over the funny ads whether intentional or not, this column is also a way to connect horses with safe, loving homes. This ad was spotted by Desiree and sent our way:

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Free dead broken 17 hh Thoroughbred 16 year old, he is VERY skinny, when we bought him he was of okay weight we assumed he would be fine on 24/7 hay and grass we left for a month or so,leaving him with hay and grass and fresh water, once we returned we found him in horrible shape all bones we came to find out he is a very hard keeper that needs to be fed on a routine, we do not have the time to put weight back on him so we are hoping someone with the time can get him he is a sweety and comes when called he was a kids horse so he is tamed anyone can ride him.


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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