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  1. #1
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    Default Yet another Craigslist fail.

    http://buffalo.craigslist.org/grd/2509625467.html

    Weanling Pony filly - $125 (wny)
    Date: 2011-07-23, 4:30PM EDT

    Dark sorrell, possibly bay, hard to tell until she is all shed out. Top pony hunter bloodlines. Fancy mover. 716-270-3693
    So many things wrong with this.
    1. $125? Really? If it's only worth $125, it should never have been born in the first place.
    2. Can't spell sorrel or tell the difference between chestnut and bay? Seriously?
    3. Top pony hunter bloodlines. How do you know what top bloodlines are if you can't even identify the color? Which, by the way, would be chestnut rather than sorrel as it's regular old English hunters rather than AQHA HUS. Also, if you're advertising top bloodlines, don't you think you should perhaps tell people what those fabulous bloodlines are?
    4. Fancy mover and the only picture provided is of a pathetic looking filly with a thick neck and straight shoulder.

    Poor thing needs an upgrade.
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    fancy -- "imagination or fantasy, especially as exercised in a capricious manner."

    Hey, maybe she is a 'fancy' mover :P



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    Aww, she's cute. And I think $125 is about right!

    I am saying bay.



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    It's brown. Not sorrel or bay. And you can't really judge the neck based on that picture. Could be a nice pony baby.



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    Was curious if they had any website or farm name or whatever since they claim this pony comes from 'top bloodline'... so from the phone number found this:
    http://www.bewarebonnie.com/



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    Ahhh, Bonnie. A walking mess.
    She was part of this fiasco thread:
    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...on#post2367064
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    COTH detectives at work again. You guys are amazing.



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    I will just add that I can understand having a hard time distinguishing a dark liver chestnut from a bay, if the thing has socks. The only difference between a really dark liver chestnut and a bay is black legs and a black mane and tail on the bay. A really dark liver chestnut's mane can appear to be almost black, especially in the summer when bays' manes and tails can get sunbleached.

    ETA: I learned this from experience when I swore this horse was a bay. White legs, white mane, the tail was the only sign that I was wrong, but it's a dark tail, just not black.
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