"Is it a gelding or stallion?" "It's a male.." *facepalm* - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 8 Old 07-28-2013, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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"Is it a gelding or stallion?" "It's a male.." *facepalm*

Has anyone else had an issue with this? There's a Facebook page that I'm on for buying and selling horses and tack. I have seen at least 3 people advertising a "male" horse and when asked if it was gelded they had no idea what that meant! I'm not trying to bash anyone, just curious what other *facepalm* moments you've had.

Honestly, this puts me off from buying the horse because it makes me feel like the owner isn't very educated on other aspects like proper handling and trimming and feeding, etc.

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post #2 of 8 Old 07-28-2013, 12:48 AM
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Has anyone else had an issue with this? There's a Facebook page that I'm on for buying and selling horses and tack. I have seen at least 3 people advertising a "male" horse and when asked if it was gelded they had no idea what that meant! I'm not trying to bash anyone, just curious what other *facepalm* moments you've had.

Honestly, this puts me off from buying the horse because it makes me feel like the owner isn't very educated on other aspects like proper handling and trimming and feeding, etc.

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I've been buying and selling horses long enough that I no longer expect anything from a seller or an ad. If the picture and the pedigree and the price are all in the realm of what I'm looking for, I'll go see for myself.

I'm looking at a sale catalogue and the consignor has described his horse this way: Cremello Filly

A very well put together filly that is easy on the eyes. ........ Easy to get along with. This mare has been tested for the double creme gene, will always produce colored foals.......

Ya THINK? But in this catalogue there's no pics, so I'll have to go see for myself what she's all about. Not one I'm looking to buy but just piqued my curiosity. I was planning on going to this sale anyhow, they have several bay mares of pedigrees that I like, so I wanted to go look. Plus, I'm superstitious, I bought one of the best horses I've ever owned, maybe THE best horse I've ever owned, at a sale on Aug 10 which happens to be my birthday. So now...I won't miss a sale on Aug 10!
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post #3 of 8 Old 07-28-2013, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
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I guess I shouldn't really expect much anymore, lol. I just can't help but feel like the horse is going to be a horse who was trained in someone's backyard when they don't know what a gelding is.

Another thing is when someone says;

Great horse - $4500

Good horse for sale, red color. Ropes.

It drives me insane when they're asking an insane amount (well expensive anyway) but can't even put the basic gender, breed, and age. I guess I'm just obsessive with well thought out ads. I always spend a good anount of time with my horse's ad and have someone proof-read it.

:) I'm just weird, huh? Lol
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post #4 of 8 Old 07-28-2013, 03:27 AM
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I see those ads and I just snort, smh and go to the next ad. Sometimes I evem read the worat ones to hubby. How you gonna find someone to buy your 5k horae with a 2 line ad, ending with "email for pics"?

"Ain't nobody got time for that!" ;)

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I guess I am lucky, I have not experienced that, but I would never buy from them either.
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post #6 of 8 Old 07-28-2013, 07:45 AM
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At least it wasn't a mare that has raised several "fowls", to which I responded, "chicken or turkey or duck?"
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-28-2013, 08:24 AM
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There was a thread about 18 months-2 years or so ago that was labeled "Worst Horse Ads"..can't find it right now, but, it was a LONG list of some of those same types of ads..misspellings, no information, very disheartening pictures.... I remember one pic of a mexican gentleman longlining a foal or colt, couldn't have been even 2, with full western tack and a small child on its back. The ad said something like young dancing horse broken and ready for a child to ride.....

Some of the ads honestly made me wonder if the people selling these poor animals had just picked them up somewhere..kind of like an antique they decided to resell. It was very obvious in some of those ads that people had no clue and could barely identify the animal as a horse in the first place.
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-28-2013, 08:53 AM
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Yes, it is sad to see some of the poor situations that some unlucky horses get into. Our CL has a 1 & 1/2 yr old listed, & there are pics w/a saddle, & another of 2 kids sitting on her, but another gal posted yesterday that it was a horse she had owned ( & rescued) & she actually is 3+ years old, so a much better twist to the story. She is not thin & has her health papers-she's at a good price & may make someone a nice horse!
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