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        10-17-2012, 02:56 AM
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    Yearling
    Just one of those "head to desk moments" of the craigslist horse world.

    female horse

    "THE HORSE Is 6 years old she's broke call or text for more details thanks 661 247 35 96 she's broke and also she's pregnant"
         
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        10-17-2012, 04:02 AM
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    Department of redundancy department! How may we help you?
         
        10-17-2012, 09:17 AM
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    Green Broke
    She's actually not a bad looking mare, just hope the stud is decent too. I am guessing neither are registered though, never seems to be the case in these situations.

    It does bug me when people call a mare a female horse, it just seems so weird to me.
         
        10-17-2012, 10:08 AM
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    Green Broke
    I don't see what your problem is with this add.

    It is a good looking horse, well fed, well taken care of.
    It is a female, it is broke and it is pregnant.
    And they are trying to sell it.

    If this is bothersome to you, you need to unwind a bit.
         
        10-17-2012, 10:13 AM
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    What made me giggle was the way they mentioned she was in foal... as a sort of after thought. It was like, "oh, by the way, she happens to be pregnant. No big deal." LOL.
         
        10-17-2012, 10:34 AM
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    Yearling
    This ad doesn't annoy me other then the fact that people for some reason seem to think that breeding a horse will somehow make it more sellable. I suppose to some folks, it is. They think they are getting a 2 for the price of one deal. Makes me sad to think of the little thought involved in breeding and what will happen to the foal.

    I think more often then not the people that purchase horses like this "oh and by the way, she is pregnant" are less then knowledgeable in horse care. Wish people would not do so much breeding. In this case the mare is pretty but that doesn't mean she was worthy of breeding, in my opinion. There are ads like that on my local Craigslist all the time. I just wonder why did they breed if they were going to dump the horse anyway?
    Elizabeth Bowers and jaydee like this.
         
        10-17-2012, 10:51 AM
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    The ad screams out
    'we don't really know anything about horses but thought it would be fun to have one anyway and now we've got bored with it'
    Shame as it looks like a nice mare and she's actually been well cared for
    Owners probably thought it would also be OK to run a stallion with her - maybe just a youngster that also looked cute
    I've ready comments on Youtube where people thought that keeping a colt with its mother until it was at least two years old was the right and natural way to raise them 'as part of a herd'
    I guess they never studied biology
         
        10-17-2012, 12:07 PM
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    I hope some one that Knows how to care for a mare in foal takes her.. she is at a cheap price. The add does seem like the people don't know horses but at least she is in good shape
         
        10-17-2012, 12:42 PM
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    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Taffy Clayton    
    I don't see what your problem is with this add.

    It is a good looking horse, well fed, well taken care of.
    It is a female, it is broke and it is pregnant.
    And they are trying to sell it.

    If this is bothersome to you, you need to unwind a bit.
    Sorry you think I need to unwind, but I said nothing about the horses condition bothered me. The ad itself made me giggle. Maybe your the one who needs to unwind a bit....
         
        10-17-2012, 12:48 PM
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    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jaydee    
    The ad screams out
    'we don't really know anything about horses but thought it would be fun to have one anyway and now we've got bored with it'
    Shame as it looks like a nice mare and she's actually been well cared for
    Owners probably thought it would also be OK to run a stallion with her - maybe just a youngster that also looked cute
    I've ready comments on Youtube where people thought that keeping a colt with its mother until it was at least two years old was the right and natural way to raise them 'as part of a herd'
    I guess they never studied biology

    Wow! You need to go get a job on the physic hot line.

    Do any of you self righteous posters ever think that maybe they just got the horse?

    Maybe they were saying it was PG informing any potential buyers of her condition.

    Maybe they are being responsible owners getting rid of a horse they can no longer afford, instead of dumping at the nearest sale.

    Maybe the horse was a relatives’ who can no longer care for the animal and someone other than the owner is selling it for them.

    I think they might know how to care for a horse, I have seen a lot worse on this forum owned by "responsible and knowledgeable" horse owners.

    As far as saying it was “broke”, God forbid two times. Maybe because of the low price the owners wanted to reiterate the fact that the horse was indeed broke.

    You all need to go find a hobby, maybe go read the recent thread about snobby horse people.
         

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