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  1. #1
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    Apparently the poster of the ad slept through English class...
    http://elpaso.en.craigslist.org/grd/2704864020.html

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    2 young horses for sale or trade/ 2 caballos a la venta o comercio:

    one 3 1/2yr old appaloosa mare NOT registered. Very buildy, muscle, fine head. Black, white, read roan appy w/brown spots all over. Halter broke, but might need some refreshment, face-shy, but you can pet her. Farrier good. Very energetic, nice movement, strong. Likes to use her chest to break down the stalls! (wooden). about 14hh-15hh tall. Would be good to throw some color out! Ready for saddle/training, train her how you want!! Doesn't mind barking dogs.



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    At least there's punctuation... I didn't find that to be nearly as horrendous as the ones that are one big, run-on sentence with nary a period or comma to be found.



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    I don't think it's a matter of their sleeping through english class, it seems english is their second language. Heaven forbid I move to a country whose language is not my first language and I have to post an ad
    ....horses should be trained in such a way that they not only love their riders, but look forward to the time they are with them.
    ~ Xenophon, 350 B.C.



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    Well, the "using her chest to break down stalls", made me really want to buy her.



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    Quote Originally Posted by naturalequus View Post
    I don't think it's a matter of their sleeping through english class, it seems english is their second language. Heaven forbid I move to a country whose language is not my first language and I have to post an ad
    Their spanish sucks too. That I can tell you for a fact.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jetsmom View Post
    Well, the "using her chest to break down stalls", made me really want to buy her.
    Really. That's just the kind of horse I want.......



  7. #7
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    I thought the ad was OK.

    Sure, I wouldn't want a horse that breaks down walls with her chest, but at least they stated that vice right up front to cut out time wasters.



  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetsmom View Post
    Well, the "using her chest to break down stalls", made me really want to buy her.
    But I like the honesty...

    Los caballos son muy....cute~!



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    Quote Originally Posted by jetsmom View Post
    Would be good to throw some color out!
    Yes, so many nice traits to pass down to her offsprings!
    A friend told me I was delusional. I almost fell off my unicorn.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jetsmom View Post
    Well, the "using her chest to break down stalls", made me really want to buy her.
    So she'd probably be happier living outside. *shrug*

    I don't think English is the author's second language (because the Spanish isn't that good either), but honestly it's a pretty okay ad. I'll take succinct, short sentence fragments over well-thought out sentences if they're being honest and upfront about horse's vices.

    My horse was advertised as being herdbound, which I hate, but I bought her anyway. I'm glad I knew about it before I bought her instead of finding out afterward.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jetsmom View Post
    Black, white, read roan appy w/brown spots all over.
    Q. What's black, white, and red all over?
    A. A sunburned zebra.

    Q. What's black, white and read all over?
    A. A newspaper.

    Q. What's black, white and read all over but SHOULD BE black, white and red all over?
    A. This animal.



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