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    04-21-2009, 08:20 PM
  #1
Foal
Sales ad help.

Ok so I would like a little help on writing a good sales ad for my horse. Does any one have examples of a really good one? What should it say?
Thanks
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    04-21-2009, 08:32 PM
  #2
Foal
You can go on dreamhorse.com or equine.com and look at a bunch of their ads, that is what I did.
     
    04-21-2009, 10:07 PM
  #3
Weanling
I'm a crazy dun little pony! I am a bipolar. I will run around like an idiot then be in love with you the next. You have to teach me longe everyday. I can't back out of trailers very well. Oh and I don't load very well neither.

Ok I will stop. He isn't that bad.

CJ is cute little 6 year old dun quarter pony. He has been started under saddle but needs to be finished. Would make a great youth horse with time. Good feet.Good for the farrier, loads, ties.

I don't know what to say about him. Hmmm not sure what to say. I will work on it. We don't know him very well.
     
    04-22-2009, 08:43 AM
  #4
Yearling
All I can say is be honest and attach GOOD pictures (not taken at night, in a rain storm, on a hill with an 85 degree angle) that have a time stamp on them. I just bought a new horse and it was so frustrating when they didn't have good pictures. In fact I immediately lost interest in the horses where the owner said they couldn't supply pictures. Also recent pictures...with a few computer tricks you can look at the info file on most jpegs...so many people sent me OLD pictures and then acted all surprised when I emailed back and said, "I want pics from this year please."
     
    04-22-2009, 06:26 PM
  #5
Started
Be honest, but not brutally so. My personal three biggest pet peeves for ads are

1)if your ad is 50 billion pages long, nobody wants to read that. Include the most important information, and give more if anyone responds.
2)I hate seeing 90% of the add be a sob story about why you are giving up the horse. If you want, write a sentence or two, not thirty
3) Don't write from the point of view of the horse. It's not helpful and is isually very off putting

Include age, gender, height, breed, registered/not registered, price, previous training, and what you think he would good for.
     
    04-24-2009, 06:18 PM
  #6
Started
It's nearly impossible for us to give you ad advice without knowing more about your horse.

Give us some details and I'll bet we can help you write a good ad.
     
    04-28-2009, 05:26 PM
  #7
Foal
I am looking for a horse currently, and get so frustrated emailing back and forth a million times only to find out the horse is too short or too far away or is lame, or whatever, so include EVERYTHING you would want to know about a horse before going to look at it to save you all wasted time.

Name
Age/Birthday
Gender
Breed
Registered?
Height
Color
Location
Temperment
ASKING PRICE - you'd be surprised how many people don't include this - it makes for a LOT of wasted time on both ends - JUST PUT IN IN THERE! (sorry, just a little vent!)
Has he ever been lame? If so, why?
Does he wear shoes?
Ever colicked, foundered, or had any medical issues?
Ever had any injuries? If so, what were they, how bad, how was it treated, and does it effect the horse now?
What kind of training has the horse had? Does he have any show experience? If so, how did he do at the show? How did he react to being in a new place? Did he place?
Has the horse been vetted? Do you have recent X-Rays?
Include at least one good conformation picture of the horse. If the horse is trained in a specific discipline, also include a picture of the horse doing that specific discipline. Also have available pictures of all sides of the horse standing square with it's head up. Videos are great to have too. All of these you can have in a photobucket, which you can simply include the link to in your ad.
     
    04-28-2009, 05:31 PM
  #8
Trained
If you are selling him as a jumper take pictures of him jumping. Barrel racer? Pictures of that.

Don't just take pictures of him muddy in a pasture.

Eventer posted some good ideas too.
     
    04-28-2009, 05:39 PM
  #9
Foal
Well,

His name is CJ he is a 7 year old Dun Quarter Pony Gelding about 14 hh. He has been started under saddle. He doesn't have any vices except he can be a little hard to catch. Once caught he is a sweetie. He ties and leads fine. He has been working on loading. We haven't tried to clip or bathe him. He respects the fence great. He is great in the herd. He doesn't have any special needs. He doesn't have any health issues or injuries that we know of. He is current on Shots, coggins, and worming. He would make a great Hunt Seat pony. Amazing extended trot.


Aspen is a 3 year old Dun Quarter horse mare. She has been ridden about 3 times. She hasn't never offered to buck or rear under saddle. She lunges, ties, clips, bathes, loads. She doesn't have any vices. She respects the fence. She doesn't have any special needs. She has an old injury. We don't know what if is from but it doesn't effect her at all. Is alright for the farrier and vet. She is current of everything. Would be a great all around pleasure horse.


Pictures to come...
     
    04-28-2009, 07:55 PM
  #10
Trained
Simple. Honest. Don't exagerate. Short sentences, and only essential information.

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His name is CJ he is a 7 year old Dun Quarter Pony Gelding about 14 hh. He has been started under saddle. He doesn't have any vices except he can be a little hard to catch. Once caught he is a sweetie. He ties and leads fine. He has been working on loading. We haven't tried to clip or bathe him. He respects the fence great. He is great in the herd. He doesn't have any special needs. He doesn't have any health issues or injuries that we know of. He is current on Shots, coggins, and worming. He would make a great Hunt Seat pony. Amazing extended trot.


I would try this:

FOR SALE: Cj. 7yo, 14h, Dun Quarter Pony gelding. Started under saddle. Potential hunt seat pony, amazing extended trot. No vices. Good to tie and lead, working on loading. Can be hard to catch on occasion. Easy, no fuss horse. Up to date on shots, coggins and worming. Sound and in good health, vet check welcome.

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Aspen is a 3 year old Dun Quarter horse mare. She has been ridden about 3 times. She hasn't never offered to buck or rear under saddle. She lunges, ties, clips, bathes, loads. She doesn't have any vices. She respects the fence. She doesn't have any special needs. She has an old injury. We don't know what if is from but it doesn't effect her at all. Is alright for the farrier and vet. She is current of everything. Would be a great all around pleasure horse.


And this:

FOR SALE: Aspen. 3yo, (height??) Dun QH mare. Recently started under saddle with no issues, ridden three times. Great potential to be an allrounder pleasure horse. No vices, lunges, ties, bathes, clips, loads. Stands for farrier and vet. Easy, no fuss horse. She has an old injury that doesn’t affect her in any way, vet check welcome. Current on shots, coggins and worming.

Just my suggestions, I like clear, concise and to the point sales ads.


Feel free to use them if you would like :]
     

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