#BEST OF CRAIGSLIST

Best of Craigslist: ‘Wishful Pricing’ Edition

Today’s horse-for-sale lineup: a Grand Prix show jumper for $4,000, a 2’6″ jumper for $45,000, a serial bucker for $10,000, a Pegasus lease for $300/month, and a “fat spoiled pig” for $650.

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In the land of Craigslist, equine appraisals doesn’t always make sense. A few examples:

Let’s start with this ad for a well-bred totally sound Grand Prix jumper for the low, low price of $4,000, sent in by reader Katie: “Hmm….”

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On the other end of the spectrum, there’s this jumper who is allegedly either going to sell for $45,000 (negotiable!) or get sent to the slaughterhouse. From Lori: “I realize lots of good horses end up in bad places but a plea to spend $45k to save one (willing to negotiate notwithstanding)? Poor fella…”

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Save the horse please I love this horse and don’t want to see this beautiful horse go to a slather house he’s a perfect horse very gentle and calm. beautiful oldenburg their asking for $45000 but I grantee they will negotiate a price he’s a level 2 jumping prospect. They don’t want to send it to a slaughter but they can’t maintain it please someone save this horse


This one is “priced firm at $10,000” — good luck with that! From Brittany: “….’This is a steal.'”

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But really, this one takes the cake. Can you even put a price tag on the opportunity to lease a wingless Pegasus? From Brittany: “Do people think things like this are cute?”

UntitledButtercup is a real, live wingless Pegasus (picture with wings shows her inner self). She’s available for lease at an equally magical riding facility in Ridgeville for $300 per month, which is an outstanding deal for a wingless Pegasus.

If you are not familiar with the wingless Pegasi, here is some more info about them: They are sweet and tolerant and full of hope and wonderfulness. Sometimes, they fart rainbows (unfortunately Buttercup has yet to toot colors, but we’re hoping with the right lessor, she might).


One more head-scratcher from Gianina: “A seller who tells it like it is… Horse for sale, or ‘fat pig’ rather — lol, Best of Craigslist!!”

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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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Best of Craigslist: ‘Rainbow Brite’ Edition

Today’s lineup: a good pony, a bad pony, a bad horse, a questionable tack haul and a horse/motorcycle package deal.

But first, haven’t you always wanted your very own…

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Cute! Without further adieu…

From Lauren: “I came upon this ad scrolling through my Facebook feed. Only in Arkansas…”

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At least in Arkansas they have good ponies. Tanya sent in this one from Texas:

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Another astonishingly honest horse seller, from Mackey:

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Need some gear to go with that bad horse? From Maria: “Here is a CL ad for some super FINE horse tack, take it all for the low price of….”

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And the bargain of the day, from Maria: “Here’s a package deal — horse and motorcycle!”

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Posting for a friend as a package deal! 7 year old Reg. Appaloosa Mare. broke to ride,UTD on everything. 14.3 hands no health issues,loads ,easy to catch,not bossy in the herd.Neg coggins. for more info please contact Lori. Also a 1981 CB900 motorcycle!! just needs a tune up! well taken care of, only selling as they bought a new bike!

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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Best of Craigslist: ‘Ah! No’ Edition

Today’s lineup: a good horse gone bad, another interesting photo choice, a DIY camper/horse trailer, an equine abstinence public service announcement and a saddle that is either gigantic or the horse/rider it belongs to are really small.

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First up, from reader Brenda:

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Beautiful Registered Appaloosa Horse Club gelding. Shadow is eighteen years old and you’d never, ever, guess it. I got this horse a little over a year ago. He had not been ridden in over five year… worked him in a round pen a little while and rode him with no problem. Brought him home… trail rode him everywhere from Percy Warner to LBL. Rode great and loaded within seconds… great horse. UNTIL…. I sold my daughter’s pony… and then, the trouble began. I couldn’t put my finger on it… he got in a scuffle with my other gelding and I thought he got hurt… even took him to and Equine Chiropractor. Long story short… it was all over a little mare in the herd. Apparently the pony had kept Shadow away from her previously and now he is totally buddy sour to the mare. You will see in the pictures that he rode just fine… no tie down. However, Shadow is very strong on the from end… and EXCELLENT jumper as I found out. He can easily clear three feet (3′) with no problem Think he could even clear four feet! He moves nicely at a walk, trot and canter and is smooth as can be. He is just a handful now when you try to ride him separate from the mare, although he is doing better now. However, I board this horse and I don’t own the mare and it’s too hard to keep them in separate pastures. The people who owned him before me had owned him since he was a yearling and had two other geldings… no mares. He is not proud cut or anything like that… behaves just fine around other horses. Doesn’t kick or act out toward other horses on the trail. He just needs to be separated from this mare and pastured with geldings. As I stated, he had been pastured with a mare for months, and I didn’t have trouble until I sold the pony who was above him in the pecking order. Look at the pictures … you’ll recognize Percy Warner Background etc. The last three pics show him in meltdown mode. One is him riding away from barn under saddle. The last two are of us trying to load him after our visit with the chiropractor. If you think you’d like him, give me a call. Under the right conditions (no mare) he’s a doll!


 

 

Well, they certainly get points for honesty! From Steph: “Good ad but the picture doesn’t exactly make me want to rush over there and go for a ride!”

Black Locust Farm services offered

Black Locust Farm currently offers :
Two horse trailer wb size for rent at $75.00/day or any part thereof. Deposit required, contact for details.
Fall trail rides, offered from now until mid- October at $35.00/hour- hour and a half. Beginners welcome! Includes 10 -20 minutes of instruction and a 45 – 50 minute trail ride. Come on out, the weather is beautiful! !
Lessons : English lessons, beginner to intermediate. $25/hr semi private, $35.00/hr private.
One to two boarding spots available, $250.00/month, natural board, round pen, riding ring, river access and lots of trails.
We are a fully insured commercial facility.
Contact for details! Thanks!

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Three different readers — Kimberly, Lauren and Kari — forwarded us this one for a “DIY living quarter horse trailer.”

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From Kymbre: “Now here’s an interesting ad.

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Just a public service announcement to STOP breeding horses just to pop out a cute baby. Just because that horse has cool color, great temperament or has balls does not mean its breeding worthy. Go look at some of the registered/grade, unbroke/broke.. Old, young, sound, crippled, pregnant horses shipping to slaughter everyday. Irresponsible breeders who spank out 50+ babies a year, backyard breeders looking to make that $75 for those yearlings you take to the sale.. Well you all suck. And I watch most your horses sell for meat. The horses whose pictures are posted were bought by a kill buyer and immediately from the sale they were shipped straight to slaughter yesterday. These are just some Of many. All were gentle, sweet and BROKE to ride.. Aside from the paint broodmare. So think twice before breeding.. Their are enough unwanted horse’s in this world. and just because your horse has color, conformation, is good tempered or even broke won’t always save it.


 

 

From Donna: “The owner complains the saddle is too big for them but what about the poor horse? It’s obvious the saddle is way too big for the horse and the saddle pad is too small too.

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Hey this saddle is great. Still fairly new. I’ve used it about ten times. It has a black suede like seat. There is a matching breast strap and bridle (the bridle is not on the palomino but it is on the other horse). I’m also willing to trade for an English saddle. This saddle is much too large for me so that’s why I’m selling. give me a call we can work something out. I have more pic if you text

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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