There is an Arab mare on the Sonora craigslist for 3,000 dollars, great breeding up and down, and the ad says the owner has some sort of situation, and would consider sponsoring her to the right person. So I respond, praising her pedigree, asking for pictures, and saying I would prefer to breed lease but would be willing to purchase if she is the right horse.
If she hadn't had put the sponsoring bit in the ad, I would have never responded. But, I do have three thousand dollars, and if the horse were exactly what I was looking for, I would probably put in an offer.
Either way she responds, with no pictures, and no formality to the e-mail at all saying that leasing was the last resort and she would only lease to someone she or her sister knows. She also said that there were no terms on the price, cash only, and if I were still interested to call her (no number listed) and to have a splendid day.
I looked to see if the horse was listed anywhere else, like dream horse, arabian breeders, or horsetopia, but there are no other ads or pictures available.
Has anyone else encountered this type of advertising? I see it a lot on inexpensive horses in California, but generally if you really want to sell your horse or really want 3,000 dollars, you wouldn't be borderline rude to people who inquire about them. I don't know, for some reason that pissed me off, maybe just because I was super interested and excited.