DH called on a Craigs List ad last year, in the dead of winter. We were looking for a horse for him. The guy has several horses listed. So we make an appt., then the tile guy is late, and the weather is turning bad, so we postpone to the next day, and hope things are better. DH was on the phone with this guy AT LEAST 8 times during the day. We could go, but he had a lesson...he was free, but we had to wait for the tile guy...So the next day, we head over there about 10 AM. He has this beautiful horse saddled, tail 3 ft on the ground, and at a beautiful Saddlebred barn. This is not his barn, he gives some lesoons here.... Was raised in Texas, until the Bastrop fire took their place, but did NOT remember the name of the road(??) etc., so I rode this obviously lame horse, and he said ALL TWH moved like that, and he sold all the other horses he had the day before!! REALLY?? We smelled the RAT and left.
My little neighbors friend comes over with her, and I am talking to her Mom about the horse they bought....supposed to be registered, but they are having trouble getting papers, because he sold a ladie's horse that maybe he was not supposed to sell!!! YEP, same guy. He ALSO sold himself to her as a horseshoer, and my Hoof guy knows him.....as a REALLY bad horse trainer. Dang, must be a really smart guy to keep all these stories straight!!