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    05-13-2011, 02:45 AM
Craigs List Horse. "save from slaughter house?"

I'm looking for a horse, so I went onto craigslist to see if any were listed close to me. I came across and ad that said "please help me save this horse. I can't afford it and if it doesn't get a new home by may 14 it will go to the slaughter house because it has a cribbing problem." Its a pretty horse and looks slightly under weight. There were not any other details and the contact info wasn't for the person who listed the ad (according to the ad) it was for the person who "is sending the horse off to slaughter."
I say all this to simply ask, is this horse worth looking into? I don't want to have a horse slaughtered for something easily fixed, and he looks pretty. Is there many ads like this one where they put a "sob story" to get you to buy the horse thinking your doing the horse a favor when really you bought yourself a lot of problems.
I feel bad not trying to save him, but I have come across so many sob stories I don't know what to believe anymore when it comes to something like this.
What are yalls view on the situation? Ad? And if I should feel bad for not looking into getting him?
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    05-13-2011, 03:44 AM
Green Broke
I've seen this "sceem" there trying to scare you into buying. Mostlikly you will see the same ad a month from now. If it is true it's sad but you will just have to let it go.
    05-13-2011, 03:45 AM
I think it's in poor taste for a seller to say something like that. I'm fine with their choice to send their house to auction, but to play on it to drag people in just makes you seem... untrustworthy. I would not be concerned. Look for a horse that meets your criteria, there are lots of good horses out there.
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    05-13-2011, 03:53 AM
Know any good geldings in NC/SC area?
    05-13-2011, 04:15 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by BlondieHorseChic    
Know any good geldings in NC/SC area?
Id do but he isn't for sale. :P
    05-13-2011, 11:03 AM
This type of thing is used for horses, dogs, etc.
Save the horse from going to slaughter, save the dog from going to the pound, buy it by this day or its gone.
Just a sales gimic. Don't fall for it
    05-13-2011, 05:36 PM
The moment I see the words ' going to slaughter' or any variant, my respect and trust in said person shoots down to zero. I want to buy a horse from someone who CARES where the horse goes, because if they don't, who knows what else they don't care about. If they need a sob story to sell their horse, there's a reason. I wouldn't even bother.
    05-13-2011, 05:41 PM
Yep, anyone who is going to take a horse to auction generally won't announce it to the world.

These folks prey on the naive and good hearted. Their horses tend to have something wrong with them either physically or mentally, and the, 'buy it now or it goes to slaughter!' line can usually pull in someone who thinks with their heart instead of their head.

Run away. Run away FAST.
    05-13-2011, 08:27 PM
THANKS!!!! I don't feel bad anymore. It makes sense what all of a yall are saying.
    05-13-2011, 09:19 PM
Originally Posted by BlondieHorseChic    
Know any good geldings in NC/SC area?
I know of a good deal of them ... what are you looking for? BTW, there is a sale tomorrow night across the border in GA. I know a few dealers who bring some nice horses there.

BTW, I saw that same ad recently in the Greenville edition.

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