In today’s edition: a few excellent horse trailers, a dubious trade offer and what’s sure to be a unique trail-riding opportunity.
Best of Craigslist (and Facebook, and equine advertising sites … we don’t discriminate) is a constant treasure trove of the fascinating, the bizarre and the tragically misspelled. We gather the best that the internet has to offer and package it up in one neat post for your reading enjoyment.
We’ll start this edition off with this classic from Laura: “Everyone knows that the best way to market a horse is to throw a tarp over him which will completely obscure any view of the horse.”
Sweet 4 year old gelding 15.1 hands tall. Trailers . ties. clips not afraid of plastic. Has been under saddle
1 year ridden 2 times per week. Quiet was training for dressage but finances and time have become an issue must sell asking $2,500 please call
Look, at least they were honest about the fixer-upper part right in the ad, right? Submitted by Lynn:
Needs work – Fixer upper
Oh, but don’t worry: this trailer is in slightly better condition … we guess. Submitted by Shelby:
Trailer with bullet holes is a two horse trailer… Tall trailer. I’ve owned it for the last ten years…. Yes the bullet holes are real. Just had all the wiring for lights redone. Has a new jack. Floor redone. The other trailer needs a little more floor work but a good frame. … Both could use paint asking $500 each or best offer… Feel free to contact me by text or call… Thank you
This doesn’t look like a bad horse at a glance, though we can only guess that he’s actually a Paso Fino based on some interpretive spelling. Submitted by Brittany:
Here’s a bit more creative spelling … “wormblood” has an interesting Game of Thrones sort of feel to it, actually. Submitted by Brittany:
The Bay is 7 and the Buckskin is 8. Blood brother’s never separated. Sire was a Double Registered QH Palimino Stallion and Mother was a Black Percheron. Both are 16 to 17 hands. Up to date on all shots and Coggins. Both are Green Broke! Only ridden on property and on Trails. Ready to finish your way. Awesome ground manners and voice command trained. Easy ride and amazing strides. HAVE NEVER LEFT PROPERTY, NEVER IN A HORSE TRAILER! ! Not enough time for them with so many others. YES they were posted previously but buyer fell through. SERIOUS INQUIRY ONLY. Pictures posted are all I have. Want more come see them in person. $3500 pair $2000 individually. OBO.
I so wish there was a photo that went with this ad. Submitted by Brittany:
Frankly, we hope this is some sort of scam, because this one is just SO odd. Submitted by Brett:
We’d love to see this mare adopted by a reader strictly to get her into some safer-looking fencing, submitted by Natalie:
For sale big Meyer8 year old is to strong for a child’s she need experience person who can ride melow $2500 5ft tall SHE TRAILA GOOD FOR FERIER AND SHOWER
We’ll close out the week with this trail riding service which is DEFINITELY not a way to get pressed into a cult in the middle of the woods, submitted by Kodi:
I am offering pony rides for donations and trail rides for more experienced
If you have done some riding and would like to go out on a quiet trail horse
up here in Magalia Ca. (walk/ trot).
I can also do pony rides.
Call or text for more info or to schedule a session.
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.