Best of Craigslist: Just … Why Edition

A brown with black socks, a few split-personality geldings, a “Beval Butet” saddle that will leave you scratching your head … and oh, so much more in this week’s Best of Craigslist.


We’ll just jump right into things with this submission from Kimmy:

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I have a beautifull Arabian horse for sale she brown with black socks on one of he back feet she has a white mark. She’s little and strong!! She’s walked up and down mountains she ran distance for me and she’s just been a great friend! She knows when to be safe and soft and she knows when to go! If you put a kid on her she will stay calm but if you get on her and give her a little kick and a yell she’ll run like the wind!:) she’s an anazing horse and would love to be in your family. Sadly I need a car so I have to sell her.. Please come check her out. Send me an email or give me a text/call her name is cc I might do some trading on a nice ar-15 or an ak-47/74 any sort of battle rifle maybe a truck or something?


Horse for battle rifle: sounds like a good trade to us. Here’s another from Kimmy: “Tying a horse up by the end of a 5 inch shank walker bit … ”

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13.2 hands mare walker cross not sure other half ! Smooth can go all day long she is not for beginner or timid rider! She is update shots and Cog. She is easy to catch stands good for farrier. Got different horse that like better is only reason selling as don’t need another mouth to feed! Time is valuable if not serious plus don’t waste my time !$500 call or text


And Kimmy wraps up her Craigslist trifecta with this dual-personality winner:

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Big grade gelding. Been used as a pickup horse until he got hooked by a bull. Think he has a split personality, some days he’s great, some days he’s a real prick. No secrets here, you need to tranq him to shoe him or he will try and kick your head off. He has been used for branding, moving cows, ranch roping ect. And like I said, some days he is great, we have had beginner riders on him and they have done fine, I have ridden him in the hills or gathered on him and he was fine,He is not great to catch, although we have him turmed out on 140 acres so he can leave if he wants, but in a smaller pen he is much better. he just needs someone that isnt going to take his shit on a regular basis. He needs to be taken and used. If you are looking for a horse that you can ride twice a year, well then this is not the horse for you., But if you use your horse as often as you change your pants then he will probably suit you perfect. We bought him with the intention of selling him and because we have more than enough horses he has gone to the bottom of the priority barrel. He is not a horse for the faint hearted, if you are handy and need a project or if you think you are handy and need to try and prove it. I think he is about 11 years old. 15.3 hands. Anwsers to the name of Dick. Ok, he doesn’t anwser, thats just what I call him. $2,500 obo.


In a similar vein, here’s an ad from Kyla: “Found this gem on a local Facebook group and every horse person I know has laughed themselves to tears while reading it!”

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This trailer ad from Melanie is at least honest in the very first line:



Casey sends in this ad, which may call into question the idea of “truth in advertising” …

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These folks are having a hard time … from Jen: “*sad trombone*”

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And we’ll wrap up this week’s collection with the best sales photo we’ve ever seen, from Melanie: “I couldn’t stop laughing!”


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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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