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post #41 of 120 Old 06-26-2010, 03:24 AM
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I saw an ad that said a horse was "bulletproof" instead of "bombproof"
Phantomcolt18, you have a rare find on your hands!
A horse that is not only rideable, but in the event you were being pursued by armed bank robbers, your horse would never go down. The bullets would just bounce off his shiny coat.

A true bombproof horse is worth money.
A true Bulletproof horse is right up there with the unicorn
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post #42 of 120 Old 06-26-2010, 03:31 AM
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Phantomcolt18, you have a rare find on your hands!
A horse that is not only rideable, but in the event you were being pursued by armed bank robbers, your horse would never go down. The bullets would just bounce off his shiny coat.

A true bombproof horse is worth money.
A true Bulletproof horse is right up there with the unicorn

ahaha so true...I saved the ad somewhere I'll see if I can find it and take a pic of it and post it.

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post #43 of 120 Old 06-26-2010, 04:13 AM
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I read one the other day: Great childrens first pony, yada yada yada. Then right at the end - needs experienced rider

Ummm?

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post #44 of 120 Old 06-29-2010, 03:57 PM
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Some of my favorites:
"We wanted a gray horse, but now he is lighting up and we don't want a WHITE horse. Will trade for another gray."

So you can sell it in 2-5 years?

"Very broke, very ridable, but our other horse is herdsour with him and makes noises when he leaves."

So you're getting rid of him... because then that horse isn't going to make any noise at all.

"Don't really like geldings, want a mare."

I asked why, and she said she didn't like looking at them when they pee... what?

If you branch off into other animals, I REGULARLY see ads where people are selling donkeys because they don't like the noise they make. It's like, why'd you get a donkey, then? You thought they didn't really make noise? I also once saw a mule for sale because it made a "funny" noise, "it isn't like a bray or anything, it just is annoying."

I've also gone to a couple of places to look at horses, and everything seems great... until some little detail slips. Like one horse I looked at it turns out, had hip problems, but it "wasn't noticable"... she walked with a CLEAR limp. Another was "hyper", so they kept it in a stall for a month, and when they let it out, it nearly ran the person over. They explained he was "just happy to see them". Suuure.

I also went looking at a colt once, and the owner said, "He's not broke, but he could be REAL easy!". He then literally JUMPED on the horse, which was bareback and loose in a pasture, and tried riding it. It did NOT go well.
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post #45 of 120 Old 06-29-2010, 04:15 PM
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Hahahah this thread is making my day!! I have only ran across abusive situations when looking at horses not people who are contradicting themselves. But I did sell a little 2yr old that was sickly at an auction (they knew he was sick) then a year later I found him on craigslist for 1500 I contacted the lady and she claimed that the lady that sold him to her said he was a professionally trained 6yr old western pleasure horse! The sad thing was the poor gal paid 6000 for him once they brought him home they realized they got screwed over.
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post #46 of 120 Old 06-29-2010, 06:37 PM
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Not an ad, but something a friend was told.....
"He's not technically saddle broken, but you can saddle him and lead him with a kid on his back."
She put a grandkid on him and tried to lead him and he wouldn't budge. (She has him because the owners hired her to break him to drive)


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post #47 of 120 Old 06-30-2010, 08:37 PM
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I'm not sure why selling because you can't afford to feed them is a bad thing... I'd rather have an owner sell a horse because they couldn't afford it than keep a horse they couldn't afford to feed. Horses are expensive, we all know that. It even gets expensive to feed an easy keeper when hay prices sky rocket. o_O

I don't do a lot of horse-browsing, I never went out looking to purchase one before. Ricci and Gracie both fell into my lap, lol. All the same, this thread cracks me up. =]

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post #48 of 120 Old 07-01-2010, 02:05 AM
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I saw another one tonight;

"Deadbroke and no health problems; can go all day without any issues! Mildly lame in front leg, light riding only."

wat.
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I'm not sure why selling because you can't afford to feed them is a bad thing... I'd rather have an owner sell a horse because they couldn't afford it than keep a horse they couldn't afford to feed. Horses are expensive, we all know that. It even gets expensive to feed an easy keeper when hay prices sky rocket. o_O

I don't do a lot of horse-browsing, I never went out looking to purchase one before. Ricci and Gracie both fell into my lap, lol. All the same, this thread cracks me up. =]
I think what people are finding humorus is the fact that they can't afford to feed it but will trade for another horse. If you can't feed this one, what makes you think you can feed a different one?
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post #50 of 120 Old 07-01-2010, 02:32 AM
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Something that bugs me, not really a selling sentence, but when people put, makes a Great Barrel horse! and would make a really good equitation horse too! I just kind of stare and am like, those aren't even comparable O.o.
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