There’s nothing like a “Best of Craigslist” collection to make you double-take, squint at the screen and generally ask yourself “are you kidding me right now?”
Seriously, count how many times you said “what?!?!?” out loud while browsing our latest collection of Craigslist and Facebook ads. We’d love to say “this one’s a real doozy” … but we pretty much say that every time. Craigslist, you never cease to amaze us.
We’ll kick things off with this premium hay for feeding your latest Craigslist acquisition. Submitted by Stacy: “Definitely a bargain.”
Yeah, I think I’ll pass. Let’s move on to some actual horses — like this gentleman, submitted by Rachel: “He looks like a good horse but the punctuation is awful!” Our official challenge to you: see if you can read this one out loud without taking a breath. You know, like the way it’s written.
Offering up for sale my 19 yr old 16 hand very long muscular and solid guy he is a Registered with the AQHA Deckarific “Deck” is a sweet guy with a great personality acts more like a dog he sometimes thinks he’s a human more then a horse that’s how personable he is he W/T/C and trail rides he is ridden english currently is a good mover for a big QH rounds up to the bit Deck is capable of doing some small jumps but nothing crazy I’d say 2 feet max he’s not a course jumper Deck also I know has had western training he’s just a really fun cool horse to have around he is bombproof nothing bothers this guy he’s just a go with the flow laid back but even though he’s 19 don’t let his age fool you never would know it he’s got get up and go he does like to move and he’s a big powerful mover he’s not a lazy kick along so I suggest him for more a intermediate and up Decks in awesome shape and doesn’t even look like his age either he has really has no vices not on any supplements he’s basically a easy keeper I’m looking for a nice laid back relaxing atmosphere for him to go to and I’d rather sell him to someone older I prefer not to sell him to young kids and just cause he’s bombproof I will not sell him to any lesson program he’s to nice of a guy for that he is sound and up to date on everything I’m asking for 1,300 hes worth every penny of that price I will only sell him to a great forever home who will love him as much as we do I will not sell him to just anyone I’m very picky to where he goes and if you live close enough we would like to check were he would be going and staying cause he has been with us 6 years and wanna make sure his remaining years are happy and enjoying Thanks please text or email for more info
Serious Inquiries Only Please and no off property trials he is what he is you are more then welcome to come down and try him as long as you need
Yikes, that last one was a workout. Fortunately this trailer ad gets right to the point, submitted by RedBlueMel:
That trailer would be perfect for delivering the very specific list of goats required to call this charming pony your own. She’s a broodmare prospect … who’s already been exposed to a stallion. Good luck! Submitted by Kaitlyn:
DOB: Apr 13 ’02
Blue Roan/ Paint
Exposed to Black & White Paint Stud for Summer/ Fall Foal
Brood Mare Prospect/ Pasture Pet (NOT a kids pony)
She does not have to go, so I’m in no hurry to let her go. Just offering her to the right home.
*Will send pics of her, stud and his foal from this year (not hers) [Stud NOT for sale]
Willing to Trade for Goats!
(Buck & Doe Pair IF Registered)
-Myotonics ( Fainting goats )
(Quad IF NOT Registered)
Myotonic [Fainting] Does (1 buck)
or 1/2 Myotonic (Fainting) Does
“Possible” other does:
-Pygmy/ Dwarf cross
must be from a healthy herd
May be interested in a different set, never hurts to ask/ offer, send pics & info if offering trade
MSG me for pics & with any questions.
We have to hand it to this next seller, submitted by Kimmy: “This guy seems to be pretty honest!”
Speaking of honest sellers, this gal is thankfully up-front with the fact that she will be a self-described “crazy mom who will stalk everything.” Buyer, beware, for real. Submitted by Kaitlyn:
Booge is a six yr qt horse. The cutest darn thing on four legs. He had a rough abusive past but has come a very long ways. I hate to sell him but I just don’t have time for all my horses, specially when I have to board them at two separate barns. I plan on doing more wor with him when the weather warms up, that will just make his price go up. He’s the easiest horse to keep, practically cares for himself. Just needs some brushing and obviously help with water and hay haha. I trail ride him everywhere and he’s a little beast. Even rode him to the beach off rt 5. He was good and of course was scared of the waves at first. Ten mins later he was running through the water and acted like he grew up on the beach. I will be very picky about his new home. For he has been my child for the past three years and I’ve seen him grow into the young handsome man that he his now. So be prepared to a crazy mom who will stalk and check everything before he goes anywhere. Feel free to txt or email for more information and pics. Thanks.
Screenshot via Craigslist
We’ll close out this week’s collection with a little Craigslist mystery: decide what’s going on here in this ad! A really poor marketing strategy? Passive-aggressive disgruntled boarder seeking revenge? You decide! Submitted by Joye:
Do you want your horse with no food or very little food? Frozen water in winter? Kept rail thin? No shelter? Then come see my beautiful barn that I keep heated for me and animals locked out 24/7 in outdoor areana with no shelter from the cold. Thanks. Located in Manhattan, IL
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.