Hey, you don’t need us to convince you that these ads are real — we’re way too familiar with the magic of Craigslist at this point.
Craigslist shows us the power of make-believe: you can either believe that these ads are for real, or you can imagine that someone’s just trying to play a very elaborate joke. (Or, you know, maybe they really, really can’t spell.)
We’re going to kick things off with this little gem, submitted by Grace:
Born in 2000. He is a paint pinto double registered. He was born on the farm I’ve had him his whole life. His name is Taz. I just don’t have time to ride him anymore. This horse is like a dog. He is the best horse around. Kid friendly anything you want this horse will do. I won’t take a penny less for him cuz he is so awesome.
Erika brings up a valid question: “Couldn’t get just a bit closer for this picture??”
We agree with Caroline: these sellers are a bit confused — this is not a horse, nor is it a bridle …
This sale is for a high quality saddle that looks new. It is for a medium size horse, it comes with no reigns, straps bits, etc, Only what is shown on the included photos, Call
The horse in this ad actually sounds like a nice girl (click to open a new window with the full ad). The headline, on the other hand … submitted by Danielle:
This mysterious pony/horse in the mist defies comprehension, submitted by Laurel:
Half horse half pony, she hasn’t been ridden in a few year’s, beautiful horse, 800obo call or text for more info
This next ad is actually totally legit, but we thought we’d throw it in just because the form of payment is pretty funny and at this point we need a little comic relief. Submitted by Kristin:
NOW IS THE TIME TO GET READY FOR SPRING
A great pile of aged horse manure is now available. a combination of horse manure and sawdust…..brought to you courtesy of Prince and B
Has been sitting under a tarp for the past 2 years…warm and full of worms. Come and get it.
The horses would like you to bring either a bag of CARROTS or a bag of apples to pay for their services………………. in one end, out the other!
We need someone to buy this horse just to save him from some bad tacking-up skills. Submitted by Martha:
Let’s see that a little closer …
No price set on this guy, just looking to see what kind of offers are about to come pouring in. We’ll get right on that. Submitted by Kit:
We’ll leave you today with this mystery: what is Kid Rock doing schooling this horse shirtless while wearing a fedora? (No, it’s not actually Kid Rock … at least, we don’t think it is.) Why are the stirrups so short? Why is there a $22,000 “adoption fee?” Submitted by Carrie:
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.