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    07-06-2012, 10:30 PM
  #1
Weanling
Is this group in the right?

About 3 weeks ago I posted my mare on Craigslist and took down the ad a few days later. I absolutely hated all the stupid people that called and wanted to barrel race with a 20 y/o mare. Also I had a friend out who worked out foxys (my mare) kinks and showed me how to handle her.
Well last night I was googling foxys registered name to see if I could find any show photos or anything from her past. I found a Facebook group that was talking about her and I clicked on the link. The group was for horses in danger/harm and they had my posting for foxy, only different. They had copied my original post from Craigslist and changed it from my email to someone else's. There were people from the group commenting on how bad they felt for her and how she needed a good home. I got angry and commented asking them to take it down as the original post was removed and stating that they did not have my permission to put her on their website. Also I said that I did not appreciate them saying that my horse is in danger or harm.
The group admin responded saying that the price I was asking for my mare was too low and she was surely going to go to the butcher. I was told it was a "measly" amount and that no horse that cheap was well taken care of. They said that I didn't understand how meat buyers trick people, and that they would not take down their posting. I persisted to tell them that she is not for sale and is being well taken care of, so please once again take her down. She is still listed.
I had purchased foxy for $200. I only had her for two weeks before I put her up for sale. I contacted her previous owner and offered her back, but they could not take her. I posted her for $250 because she came with a fly sheet and tack. I did not want to be called a flipper for asking much more than what I payed. I understand the groups concern for not wanting her to go to the wrong home, but they still will not remove her. I have had so many people accuse me of horse abuse after this incident. My mare has a very healthy weight, is on joint supplements, and gets her feet done every 8 weeks.
Is this group allowed to keep her posted even thought she is no longer for sale?
     
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    07-06-2012, 10:42 PM
  #2
Weanling
Be a bee in their breeches till its taken down- They may call it harassment, I call it giving them what they deserve. They don't have the "right" to post such things. Socially uncceptable.
     
    07-06-2012, 10:46 PM
  #3
Trained
As far as their rights, I have no idea. You can try going to Facebook directly?

Either way, I would ignore it. It's idiots online calling you an "abuser" and the horse isn't for sale, so why does it matter?

Also, I got my second horse for free. She is very well taken care of. That logic is ridiculous.
     
    07-06-2012, 10:48 PM
  #4
Green Broke
I agree keep bugging or ignor it not much else you can do. Yes they are in the wrong though for posting her without permission.
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    07-06-2012, 10:50 PM
  #5
Showing
If this is posted on FB, report them for inappropriate content.

As long as the horse is yours, they have no right to keep up the old ad.

I too, have several free horses. The last horse I acquired that way is my wonderful TB gelding. I'm so grateful that his previous owner gave me the chance to own such a great horse.
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    07-06-2012, 10:56 PM
  #6
Green Broke
That's ridiculous.
I agree contact FB and report.

None of my business, but out of curiosity, why are you selling the mare? Was she not a good fit?
     
    07-06-2012, 11:01 PM
  #7
Yearling
I would ignore them. If they are not willing to adopt your mare for $250, then they have no business talking.

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.

Its very, very hard. But you should ignore them and continue to find a good home for your mare. Its possible. Don't try and argue with them, they will never see things the way you do. Its easy to point fingers but not so easy to take action. Report them to facebook and move on. They are only taking time away from you finding the right home for your horse.

The thing they don't understand is that the seller has a say in who buys their horse. They can deny people who want to purchase the horse if they don't like them. The buyer doesn't have all the power. Its the seller who decides in the end.
     
    07-06-2012, 11:09 PM
  #8
Showing
What the heck... that's messed up.

Report that group. Your horse most likely isn't in any danger or being mistreated.

Honestly I question if some people have brains... just because the horse is cheap does not mean it's going to be sold for meat or it's bad or anything.

And in case anyone out there is reading this and they're from that group. I was GIVEN my horse. I set his lease for less than $100 a month. Is he garbage? FAR FROM IT.

Sheesh OP.. sorry that happened to you.
     
    07-06-2012, 11:11 PM
  #9
Weanling
I was looking to sell her because she was just too much horse for me. I misinterpreted her over sensitivity under saddle as doing whatever she wanted. I slightly bumped she took off. I have since been taking lessons with her and I ride her everyday. I love her to death she is amazing! I have reported them as the ad has still not been removed. The admin is now sending threatening messages to me for "hurting" his good group. Some people just rub me the wrong way.
     
    07-07-2012, 01:38 AM
  #10
Foal
What group so we can all report it?
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