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        03-03-2009, 07:54 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Another rant (sorry for the length)

    So, one of my favorite pass times is reading Craigslist and Dreamhorse at horse adds and daydreaming about the many horses I will someday have to keep myself horse poor and too busy.

    This is my rant: People are absolutely stoopid sometimes.

    I have seen adds that ask for a totally trained horse, good health, for almost free. (Sure, let me get right on that, I am rolling in dough, and can afford to just give you a horse I spent a lot of time and effort in training)

    Or, people will advertise their horse for wayyyyy too much money. I can understand the horse means a lot to them, but, holy crap. $4000 for a 22 year old unregistered gelding, that's maybe 14.7 hands? (what is with the hands anyways? Everyone that knows anything knows that a hand is measured in inches. 4 inches to every hand.)

    What about the people that will flag an add just because?

    How about people that put a horse up for sale with hardly ANY useful information. Such as: Female horse for sale. Not broke. Would trade for dead broke horse. No mares, no arabs or appy's. (Yeah, ok. Let me give you my perfectly good horse for a questionable mount that you probably ruined.)

    What about the people that bash on a breed or their particular horse anthropomorphizing. I feel like this makes them look ignorant. (probably like my post ranting makes me look! ) Yeah, no mares because they are always witchy, and no Thoroughbreds because they are dumb, and no Arabs because they are too high strung, and no Appys because they are jugheaded.

    Some of the most wonderful horses I have had have been Arabs and Appaloosas. I think the people just don't want to have to deal with a horse that may be smarter than they are, or that actually takes effort on actually thinking when you are around a horse?

    Here is another one. Why do people keep stallions that should not be passing on their DNA? I see adds for horses that look like someone took a bunch of horsie parts and put them in a jug and shook them up and then put them back together. Not all the pieces fit. These would be great using horses, but not passing on their genes. They probably have the sweetest temperments, but, that's just PART of the package...

    I used to live next door to a woman that had an old Thoroughbred stallion that she covered every appaloosa mare that would accept him every year. She had so many horses, she couldn't keep them all in good health. They all stood up to their bellies in mud, and every year, mares would foal. She wanted exhorbitant prices for them, just because she could name drop some good lineage. They were all barely halter broke, and had really not so good conformation. The stallion had major flaws in his build, and a nasty temperment. Yet, she kept making more of these horses. *angry*

    People are so dumb sometimes.


    *sigh* I need a drink.


    Sorry for the long post, but this sort of thing gets to me.
         
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        03-03-2009, 07:58 PM
      #2
    Weanling


    Here ya go!

    It will never change.
         
        03-03-2009, 07:59 PM
      #3
    Foal
    Thanks, LauraB!


    I know it will never change, but, it sure felt good to get it out.
         
        03-29-2009, 05:47 PM
      #4
    Foal
    More entertainment, courtesy of CRAIGSLIST

    5 year old broke arab gelding for adoption. Very nice gelding. Lots of ground training. Lightly under saddle for 2 years. Great on trails. Needs finished arena work to have canter leads. Easy to handle. Best suited to intermediate rider with light hands. No buck, spook, bolt etc. Easy to train. Easy keeper (but requires food) Can be difficult to catch out to pasture. (only fault) Leads, ties, trailers, bathes.

    Reduced his price to a good experienced committed home. Must be local. Must show you can afford to keep and feed him. At $500 I hold his papers and if you can't keep him he MUST be returned to me for a refund of the adoption price.

    E mail for pics and pedigree.


    Wait, you mean not every horse requires food? And, also, like, does that mean he is still your horse, I just foot the bill for the food he requires?


    That reminds me of the beautiful AQHA mare I saw last summer on CL that was free, but if you wanted her papers, you had to pay $1500.

    *rolls eyes*
         
        03-29-2009, 05:52 PM
      #5
    Foal
    This is a palimino appy mare. She has been shown halter and ridden western pleasure. Beautiful jog! And western lope. Has not been ridden for a while. After she foals, it would not take much to put her back in shape. She is due to foal in May. Bred to RWorlds Rockin. Appaloosa stallion standing at Spotted Hills Ranch. This mare is 5 and stands apx 15 hands. Very stout. Her sire is Crusin Illusion. She is out of a palimino halter mare. This is a great price. 2 for 1. Too many horses and poor economy forces sale.

    So, lets breed more horses that we can't afford. Sounds like a plan to me!


    Oh, btw, that's PALAMINO.
         
        03-29-2009, 09:20 PM
      #6
    Foal
    I read CL everyday several times a day..I always check out the same chick trying to sell a horse I went to look at.She keeps adding to his list of talents and raised his price then lied about his age.He is skinny and now she wants to trade for a kids horse.She claims to be a rescue herself but not one of her horses were in great health.They all looked like fresh rescues.
    I can't understand some folks prices either, get real w/ the times. Its hard to sale a horse over $2,000 even w/ the best lines.
    We found both our horse on CL last summer.A big QH and a jughead appy LOL for $500 each.Pretty happy w/ them both.
         
        03-29-2009, 11:20 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    I saw one today for a horse that included "the seat and the thing that goes in his mouth."
         
        03-29-2009, 11:32 PM
      #8
    Weanling
    Actually its palomino
         
        03-29-2009, 11:38 PM
      #9
    Weanling
    BTW its very easy to sell horses for over $2000 with the best of lines. There was a QH sale yesterday that had over 100 go for more then that and 11 over $10,000 with the high seller at $30,000.
         
        03-29-2009, 11:55 PM
      #10
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by county    
    Actually its palomino


    Yeah, I saw that earlier. That's what I get for ranting on spelling!!!
         

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