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post #1 of 12 Old 03-18-2010, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs down mini rant: I don't understand some people! grrrr

I posted on craigslist in the community and platonic friendship section that I was looking for a riding buddy.

I clearly explained my mares size, she gets along with other horses, and she hauls quietly. I said I was looking for a riding buddy who had an oversized or larger trailer that could haul my mare along and was willing to cover gas to and from wherever we went. My main point was I was looking for someone who would like to do trails and some beach riding.

I didn't get any responses back for a bit and got a few emails asking if I would rent her out which I didn't even respond to. I came across a posting almost exactly like mine. She was looking for a riding buddy, had a warmblood size trailer and was happy to haul if her riding buddy covered gas. She was looking for a female partner and wanted to go to the beach later this summer. I emailed and sent the link to my post and explained a little more about me and Caleigh. She wrote back extremely rude:

"If you can't even afford a trailer why the hell do you have a horse! Horses require a trailer to move them! What if there is an emergency what the f*ck are you going to do! You immature little bitch try to get someone else to do the heavy work while you just hitch along for the ride! You should be ashamed have your horse taken away! You probably beat her too! Poor thing!"


ok wait a minute...WTF!!! If you OFFER to haul and are LOOKING for a riding buddy and someone emails you fitting the description you're looking for as well as covering all gas to where ever and back? I just don't get it. and how do you get abuse out of looking for a riding buddy? This is why the brain fascinates me! I didn't even waste the time responding and just deleted it.

ps: please don't give me the lecture on "don't post online it's dangerous" I've heard it before, I'm 21, I'm an adult and I am capable of making my own decisions. Thank you I appreciate it but I don't need to hear it again and again and again.

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I am shocked that someone respond to you like that when you were only answering HER ad!!! I don't have a trailer either and my horse is darn sure not abused. And if an emergency happens, I will be calling my vet....even if I did have a trailer I wouldn't load my horse in it if I had an emergency! If he is well enough to load up and go for a ride, then it's not an emergency. Geez, sounds like a real nut case! I think what you offered is very reasonable. You pay the gas, somebody else provides the trailer....seems very fair to me. Don't let the crazys get to you!
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post #3 of 12 Old 03-18-2010, 11:34 PM
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haha my mouth fell open at that, That would send me off the edge. people can call me anything they want, but when they try to get at my horses or tell me i dont take great care of them i flip out, haha. I would've been close to huntin her down and slapping her silly, some people need a good punch to knock some sense into them, haha i would definitly stay away from her, theres some crazy horse people out there!

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I have a feeling it was a spammer/young person. The fact the grammer is a bit wrong and just how it corresponds to what you emailed leads me to believe that.
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I've found that people on the other side of the screen (myself included) can be a little nutty. I sold my saddle to a woman who THREE WEEKS later tried to tell me it was not leather, it was synthetic and wanted her money back..... Even if I had the money a month later, you wouldn't get it back. There's a clear difference between synthetic saddles and leather ones. I used conditioner on it and everything.

I also have an album of me/my gelding, which includes some riding photos on my myspace. I want you to just guess the kind of messages I get from creepy old men.
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post #6 of 12 Old 03-18-2010, 11:41 PM
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haha i was thinking about it, and i think it would be funny to respond to her and make yourself sound 100x more crazy, haha just to sorta wind her up if she IS actually that crazy, and if its a spammer they would be like "what??!?!?! shes crazy!!" hahaha

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haha i was thinking about it, and i think it would be funny to respond to her and make yourself sound 100x more crazy, haha just to sorta wind her up if she IS actually that crazy, and if its a spammer they would be like "what??!?!?! shes crazy!!" hahaha
Oh my gawd that would be hilarious!! Something like "I never abuse my horse! I feed her once a week like everyone else!! and whats an emergency???" LMAO

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Maybe I can find it in my deleted folder!!!! I could probably come up with something pretty outrageous if I tried. Hmmm...that sounds a little fun. On the other hand I wouldn't want to start something I couldn't block since hotmail doesn't have a "block address" button.

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Maybe I can find it in my deleted folder!!!! I could probably come up with something pretty outrageous if I tried. Hmmm...that sounds a little fun. On the other hand I wouldn't want to start something I couldn't block since hotmail doesn't have a "block address" button.
haha the trick to etting a crazy person to not want to talk to you is be crazier then them XD haha

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I have a feeling it was a spammer/young person. The fact the grammer is a bit wrong and just how it corresponds to what you emailed leads me to believe that.
I would have thought that too but online I constantly butcher the english language which could and probably does make me look bad. Her ad said she's a 28 year old single parent about 30 minutes around in my area. She seemed completely ad sane to me but given her response I'm not sure I'd want someone with the crazies hauling my horse anywhere. haha, she probably has some serious road rage issues and when you're hauling a big trailer there is no need to be in any hurry or mad at anyone. That's what I've been taught.

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