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post #11 of 23 Old 10-09-2012, 11:33 PM
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Ditto to all of the above. Also hate when people can't spell: gelding, they spell it gilding, filly gets spelled Philly, sorrel turns into sorrow, not even palomino can be spelled correctly, sheesh! If you have been around horses long enough, you should know how to spell horse terms,

On the subject of correcting spelling shouldn't 'spelled' have been spelt 'spelt' (regular v irregular verb forms etc.).
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post #12 of 23 Old 10-09-2012, 11:55 PM
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Lol, I agree with the photos of people doing dumb stuff on their horses like standing on their backs or sitting backwards etc. I wonder how many people out there have tried to get a photo like that when selling their horse and ended up on the ground. I dont need to see photos like that because its not something I ever plan on doing.
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post #13 of 23 Old 10-10-2012, 12:08 AM
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^^At least she SPELT "spelled" right which was the point of the post. I actually use spelled more than spelt just like I use aint and yall even though theyre consider improper in the English language vernacular.

I actually love the misspelled/misspelt ads. Its rather funny to see. And they cant claim they as typos lol
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post #14 of 23 Old 10-10-2012, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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I'm going to be honest. It is a prejudice, but when I see ads like that, so poorly written as to come off ignorant, my first impression is "beer slugging redneck who 'cowboys' his/her horse on the weekends to impress their equally beer slugging red neck buddies." I am sure that there are functionally illiterate people who still manage to properly care for their horses and who ride responsibly, but the mental image I get is not one of soft hands, leg cues and good feed.
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post #15 of 23 Old 10-10-2012, 09:05 AM
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I can handle the spelling, what gets me is the blatant lies. Horses advertised as great endurance horses, or would be great for endurance means two things. You go on AERC's websight and find out they are loosers, pulled for lame, or have a single LD.
Or more common, people that know nothing about the sport, never seen the sport, dont even know anyone that does the sport. But will make the claim horse "X" would be a good at endurance. Usually because he is half trained and they cant control him, so he's "got alot of go".
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post #16 of 23 Old 10-18-2012, 12:15 PM
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Speaking of spelling.... I thought this was a good representation Love all the question marks and the "raining". I kind of feel bad :-/ Lol

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post #17 of 23 Old 10-18-2012, 03:52 PM
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Ha I have pictures of me standing on my mare pepper, flapping around a whip and flag (it was at a cowboy race, they had a show off pen as an obsticle) :/

she was pretty easy to desensitize to it, and there is my proof. I see nothing wrong with people using those kinds of pictures to show case the horses willingness and character in doing crazy things. To me its not really much different than having a picture of your horse spiffed up at a show..

Its just proof that you have done things with him.

Now I know I'm weird buttt find it Irksome when people who have a $7500 horse, advertise on CL. There are numerous other NICE free sites to go to put that caliber of horse on. If I'm in the market for a horse that is gonna hit that price point, CL is the last place I'm gonna look (or take seriously).
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post #18 of 23 Old 10-18-2012, 04:15 PM
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I never realized that a basic command of the English language escaped so many people either! I am going to look at the a horse on Friday (I think anyway) only because I IF I interpreted what he said accurately, this may be a worthwhile horse to look at.

Thero 6 years old, rode in a split bit with shanks and a assie saddle, such a baby, I can cawl under him no problem, stands good for farrier, no shoes, good black feet, stands still till you get your feet in.

I am crossing my fingers and translating that as, 6yo TB, ridden in a shanked snaffle and an aussie saddle, quiet and will tolerate silliness, stands for farrier, barefoot, good hard feet and stands to be mounted. Though I am open to suggestions of other possible interpretations...
Alternate interpretation: "stands still till you get your feet in" = stands still until you're legs touch his sides and then he's off like a rocket
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post #19 of 23 Old 10-18-2012, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Turned out, I was pretty close to right with my interpretation. He was ridden in a tom thumb with the curb chain so loose it may as well have been a snaffle. He had very little education, but a very willing attitude. Though I was surprised to learn that "assie trained" means he is supposed to go off leg, which he did not do very well anyway. He is barefoot with decent feet for a TB, but I will most likely have him in shoes by spring if I put him to work.

Oh, he is the one that is coming home with me on Monday. ;)
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Ha I have pictures of me standing on my mare pepper, flapping around a whip and flag (it was at a cowboy race, they had a show off pen as an obsticle) :/

she was pretty easy to desensitize to it, and there is my proof. I see nothing wrong with people using those kinds of pictures to show case the horses willingness and character in doing crazy things. To me its not really much different than having a picture of your horse spiffed up at a show..

Its just proof that you have done things with him.

Now I know I'm weird buttt find it Irksome when people who have a $7500 horse, advertise on CL. There are numerous other NICE free sites to go to put that caliber of horse on. If I'm in the market for a horse that is gonna hit that price point, CL is the last place I'm gonna look (or take seriously).

It is one thing to have pics of you standing on their back doing something like that. What I can't stand is the pics of people standing on the saddle poised like they will need to bail any second and think that this is proof of how broke the horse is.
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