Your favorite cringe-worthy ads, rounded up for your reading … well, “pleasure” might not be the right word but you get the idea.
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 (and worst) that the internet has to offer and package it up in one neat post for your reading enjoyment.
While it’s fun to giggle at classically atrocious spelling and ridiculous photos, we also remind readers that sometimes Best of Craigslist can lead to fairytale endings as well — where we can, we try to link to the original ad so interested readers can contact the seller.
We’ve got a whole boatload of misspellings this week, and we’ll kick things off with a classic: the Thoroughbread. Submitted by Jill:
This next ad is a bit of a head scratcher — we’re going to assume they meant to say “riding levels,” but then again, who knows? Submitted by Danielle:
Beautiful leopard Appaloosa 15 3 big and stocky straight legs Good Feet. Approximately 10 year old mare. Easy to ride in a snaffle or Hackamore she’s very friendly and can be written by all reading levels call for any questions pictures or videos
This next ad must be for a mysteriously short animal. (In reality, we think this horse is a saint judging by the photos, and we hope he finds a good home!) Submitted by Renu:
The same goes for this Quarter horse … well, gelding, presumably — he needs a soft landing and we hope someone gives him a loving home! Submitted by Betsy:
A distant relative to the above-mentioned “Thoroughbread” is this mysterious … “througalbred.” Submitted by Jackie:
This ad is already not taking itself too seriously, but we really hope someone buys this and goes for a ride in it. Like, say, our very own pony princess Leslie Wylie. Submitted by Jill:
Screenshot via Facebook.
We’ll close out our collection this week with this ad submitted by Emily. I’ll confess that I didn’t see what was so Best of-worthy about this ad for a moment or two … but when I did see it, I laughed. Out loud. No wonder this donkey has that exact facial expression.
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.