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post #3881 of 7202 Old 06-25-2012, 06:56 AM
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Have you guys noticed that, many times on Craigslist, the photo posted of the horse appears that it was taken IMMEDIATELY following either a bath or spray down; to the point where the horse is still WET? Do people do this to cause their horse to appear SHINIER? Or is this because they think it will proved that the horse really DOES "bathe, tie, clip, etc..."

Or perhaps, just possibly, with many of these poor guys and girls, they have been w/o a bath for SO long that to photograph them in that state would be tantamount to ridiculous, to the "person" posting the ad decides they had best bathe the poor beast. Heck, if this is the case, at LEAST the animal gets to be bathed out of the deal, even if likely NOT sold to someone who will love and care for him/her!
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post #3882 of 7202 Old 06-25-2012, 06:59 AM
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Either that or "quick, Mr Ed has had a bath, best get that sale shot before he goes rolling in the blackest dirt he can find".
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post #3883 of 7202 Old 06-25-2012, 06:59 AM
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b2h my filly has been washed twice in the time I've had her... whether a horse is washed all the time or not isn't a welfare/neglect thing!! My gelding gets hosed if he's really sweaty but he only gets a proper bath right before a show. Horse shampoo actually strips the oils from the coat so if your horse doesn't have rugs on or isn't kept in a stable, washing them is actually not a good thing unless they're REALLY muddy.

Most people think I must wash my horses all the time because they're SO shiny...

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post #3884 of 7202 Old 06-25-2012, 07:05 AM
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I don't know...I knew exactly what the writer of the ad meant. I can't help answer the question, but I would imagine that if the right person was looking, that person would be able to at least let the ad writer know who to contact for further information about Chico.

The movie was based on a novel by Joyce Barkhouse. The movie inspired a television series (1999). The television series was set in Glace Bay, on Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Chico was likely a Sable Island Pony.
I stand corrected! I didn't realize that requiring context was egregious on my part (Am being facetious, of course)

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post #3885 of 7202 Old 06-25-2012, 07:13 AM
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b2h my filly has been washed twice in the time I've had her... whether a horse is washed all the time or not isn't a welfare/neglect thing!! My gelding gets hosed if he's really sweaty but he only gets a proper bath right before a show. Horse shampoo actually strips the oils from the coat so if your horse doesn't have rugs on or isn't kept in a stable, washing them is actually not a good thing unless they're REALLY muddy.

Most people think I must wash my horses all the time because they're SO shiny...
Actually, I hear you completely...I don't think bathing ANY animal to excess is necessary...my indoor only (except for daily walks and occasional "back yard play time" Chihuahua/Rat Terrier Mix gets literally two baths per year. She is ultra-short-haired (think TB), tri-colored with nearly all black hair on top, and is EXTREMELY shiny due to her very healthy diet. She never smells, and she gets itchy every year precisely at the start of winter and the start of summer, so she gets bathed in a soothing, anti-itch/oatmealish type dog shampoo and she has no more itching, she shines like crazy still and all is well...Shine comes from INSIDE, not outside, totally agreed!!

I was being rather tounge in cheek when writing that because it is literally at LEAST every other photo (Craigslist only, which is also funny) with a WET HORSE! IF NOT MORE OFTEN THAT THAT!

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post #3886 of 7202 Old 06-25-2012, 02:54 PM
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I saw a wet horse last night, I believe it was to show that he actually does stand for baths because he wasn't so shiny afterwards in the 2nd pic when he was about 70% dry.
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post #3887 of 7202 Old 06-25-2012, 03:37 PM
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Once I saw one with a picture of a horse with crazy swayback and untrimmed hooves labeled "Will trade for chainsaw."

It was removed several days later...
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post #3888 of 7202 Old 06-25-2012, 07:23 PM
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Once I saw one with a picture of a horse with crazy swayback and untrimmed hooves labeled "Will trade for chainsaw."

It was removed several days later...
I saw an ad once that said they would trade a western saddle for a chainsaw... Wonder if it was the same person? Lol!

More on topic, at the same time I also found an ad that said they would trade a horse (no picture) for any drivable car.

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post #3889 of 7202 Old 06-25-2012, 08:11 PM
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I stand corrected! I didn't realize that requiring context was egregious on my part (Am being facetious, of course)
I know waaaaaayyyyyy too much esoteric stuff .

Seriously, as soon as I read that, I knew exactly what the writer was asking. Of course, it helps that some of my ancestors were coal miners and worked with pit ponies. Had more than one ancestor who died as a result of an accident incurred whilst working in the 'pit'.
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post #3890 of 7202 Old 06-25-2012, 09:21 PM
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Have you guys noticed that, many times on Craigslist, the photo posted of the horse appears that it was taken IMMEDIATELY following either a bath or spray down; to the point where the horse is still WET? Do people do this to cause their horse to appear SHINIER? Or is this because they think it will proved that the horse really DOES "bathe, tie, clip, etc..."

Or perhaps, just possibly, with many of these poor guys and girls, they have been w/o a bath for SO long that to photograph them in that state would be tantamount to ridiculous, to the "person" posting the ad decides they had best bathe the poor beast. Heck, if this is the case, at LEAST the animal gets to be bathed out of the deal, even if likely NOT sold to someone who will love and care for him/her!
People get distracted by the "shiny" of a horse's wet coat and think "Ooooo...shiny pretty poneh!" and fail to notice any number of ofttimes serious conformation flaws. I've seen it happen on here, even. Someone quite a while back posted pics in the critique section of several fillies and colts they were considering as barrel prospects. Every single one of the horses was still wet from a bath/rinse in the photos (pics were from the breeder's site). The poster only saw the pretty colors and "shiny" coats, missing several major conformation flaws in each horse that took them out of the running as potential barrel horses.

Also, everyone knows that a shiny horse is generally a healthy horse. By taking pics of the horse wet, the seller can create an artificial sense of health in the potential buyer's mind and have a greater chance of selling the horse. I tend to not even consider ads with a pic of the horse wet. I would prefer pics of the horse covered in mud to pics of a wet horse, to be quite frank.
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