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Um, I was offering my mini to this guy to trade for his arabian. I didn't think he'd comply...? But this is the email I get. How can this horse be for free?
He doesn't LOOK very impressive but thats just my opinion.
I'd be reading between the lines here. Go out and see him,catch him, ride him, and tack him up yourself.
Get a complete vet check done also if you decide to take the next step.
Maybe the guy really is just looking for a good home for his horse and isnt looking to make money but in this industry, I doubt it.
My first and foremost opinion of the email was SCAM! Some of the wording I have seen in other scams with other animals. They keep the names very simple, Tommy is a very simple and well known name. I have seen where they give the animal away for free but you have to pay shipping costs and thats where they get your money!
But I could be wrong and it could be a legit thing. If they are by you I would go out and see the horse in person but if they're not by you then have a vet go out and if thats not possible than I'd completely skip by this. There are just so many scams out there and I hate to see people get ripped off!
Maybe I'm not seeing right but he doesn't look like a full Arabian like he is saying either!
He looks like a full arab to me. Just not the typical strain. He looks very similar to my boy Wildey, who is a superstar!
But I agree, I would be thinking scam... See if you can check him out for yourself...
I was thinking one of those craigslists scams as well too
Ok I thought I might have been wrong and thats why I said it might just be me. I'm glad to see that you think he does look like one because that eases a tiny bit of it not being a scam but I'm almost 90% sure it is!
It does read like one of the many scams that are out there. Next thing he will be telling you is the horse is in cameroon or something like that and you "just have to pay shipping for him back to the states".
If it is not a scam and you can actually go see the horse - he may not be actually giving it away free, but wanting to do a free lease where if you ever need to find him a new home he must go back to the original owner. In this economy that would help get the horse off his feed bill for however long you keep him, but help him ensure the horse doesn't end up passed from home to home and possibly ending up at auction or even slaughter.
Well the horse pictured doesnt have the length of mane or tail stated in the add.
Meh, I'll go along with everyone else in that its a scam. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
[quote=Lucara;271517]Well the horse pictured doesnt have the length of mane or tail stated in the add.
I didn't even think to put those two together! Thats a good one!
Yes if its anything from Cameroon or anything in Nigeria, it is a scam! A lot of them also add sob stories to it about their wife passing away and how they had to move and the climate over there isn't suitable for the horse and blah blah blah. Its really sad they do this!
Sorry. It's a scam.
I saw a Friesian ad that had the exact same description. I will see if I can find the link.
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