I have to say I have been reading through this thread, and some of them are funny. It is hard to be on the other end though, that of the seller sometimes when you cannot defend youself against crticism.
Last year I sold a mini mule and mini horse on craigslist. In the end, I got full price on them and they got a good home, but I later noticed my ad had been posted on a horse forum. Originally it was posted because someone was thinking about buying them, but it turned into a complete slam fest of my ad. People were making fun of it, crticizing my description of my mini mule as "rare" as being a lie, and based on the pics I had posted people were stating my little mule had dwarfism. It was really hurtful, and I never got to explain that the "rare" was in reference to my mule's height, not just the fact that she was a mini mule (which *are* much less common than mini donkeys) as I have never before or since seen such a tiny mule.
Additionally, my mule absolutely did not have drawfism.......I saw both her sire and dam and they just both happened to be extremely short, she resembled them perfectly. She was about 5, I had her for 4 years, and she was incredibly healthy, and as far as I know, her new owner loves her to death.
I guess I am just a little sensitive to the ad crticism.....sometimes things are clarified if you actually talk to the person who placed the ad. Additionally, I could start a whole new thread about all the idiots, who were totally inappropriate to own a horse, who called me. So it goes both ways.