Here's a link to the ad (the website seems pretty legit, obviously not professional, but like someone who didn't know exactly what they were doing tried hard, haha):
Does your equad friend need a massage?
Then, the email I sent:
I have a 25 year old Arab mare that I've been wishing to get adjusted. She doesn't have any real noticeable arthritis or anything but I have a feeling that she's out somehow, and I'd love it if I could get her feeling even better than she already does. She's a really easy girl to work with, not difficult in the least.
She's located in Springdale, Oregon. Could you give me a quote for how much that might end up being?
And the email I got back today:
Springdale, that is lovely country out there! The quote is exactly $60. I be delighted to do heartfelt bodywork on her. She sounds wonderful, and twenty five is absolutely respectable. She has to be in excellent care to be vibrant with life!
Due to a busy week at college, the soonest I can come out are Saturday and or Sunday at 2:00 or 3:00. Give it thought and let me know.
Let the sun keep shining!
What do you guys think? Should I go for it? Or is it some Craigslist creeper trying to creep on horses? Maybe English isn't his (?) first language and that's why the language he used is so.........flowery? I don't even know. I really hope this is legit though because I would LOVE to get her all super comfy before we head off to camp, but I don't want to open a giant can of worms.
Also, $60 is pretty reasonable for that sort of thing, right? That's definitely stretching it for my budget, but it's worth it for my girl.