Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
I have no issue with advertising on Kijiji, but will admit that from the amount of time I spend scrolling through ads, you rarely find anything of quality. Every so often you do, and virtually any horse priced at over $5,000 seems to have an ad up for EONS. People looking for quality don't typically shop on Kijiji.
We have an awesome resource site specifically for Manitoba horse people that connects you to local barns, trainers, coaches, farriers, stallions, etc. I also tend to see ads for bigger name stallions and sale horses in our local tack stores.
Definitely Kijiji can be a good resource, but one rarely used by more prominant horse people as it doesn't often attract the type of clients one would want when talking about the bigger bucks.
And I agree about the cross breeding. Pimping your 1st Premium purebred stud to any ol' mess of a mare that will pay your fee in direct violation of your registries request/requirement speaks volumes about that individual as a horse person I think. Virtually everyone I know in this area with a Friesen, Andalusian/Lusitano or even a cheaper Warmblood stud breeds it to everything with four legs and fur in desperate hope they can sell the babies for a few thousand a pop. And then after the first crop or two fail, you inevitably end up seeing the stud for sale LOL
Definitely we do have some responsible breeders, but the number of Kijiji ads I see for "get rich quicl babies" that someone thinks is worth money just because it's daddy was an Andalusian (and momma was a fugly PMU Draft QH cross with purty kolor) is really sad. I came across one recently breeding a nice pinto Warmblood stud to a TRAIN WRECK of flashy kolored pinto Heinz 57 mare and baby came out brown from head to toe without a speck of white. How much you wanna bet it wouldn't be for sale if it came put "krazy kolored" which was clearly the intention? *shakes head*
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