The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 31
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr. 17, 2002
    Location
    between the barn and the pond
    Posts
    14,495

    Default So I bought a horse off Craigslist

    Not a month ago I said "CL is the land o' crap horses", or something to that effect...now I've gone and bought one

    Scout is a 7 YO TWH gelding. He's healthy, he's got good feet, and loads of training and buttons on him. He is brave on the trail or out on the road, has a powerful, ground eating running walk, and the start of a nice, balanced canter. He transitioned quietly into my herd after a week of living over the fence from them, and he's in charge but not a bully in any way. He's not a rescue, he doesn't need anything but his teeth and sheath done LOL, and all's well.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31281399@N06/6501984369/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31281399@N06/6456740271/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31281399@N06/6456730747/


    Merry Christmas to DH



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov. 2, 2001
    Location
    Packing my bags
    Posts
    33,588

    Default

    Lucky fellow!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bristol Bay View Post
    Try setting your broomstick to fly at a lower altitude.



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug. 13, 2011
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    1,029

    Default

    Nice looking horse!
    Maggie Bright, lovingly known as Skye and deeply missed (1994 - 2013)
    The Blog



  4. #4
    Join Date
    May. 19, 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    535

    Default

    Goes to show just because a horse is on CL doesnt mean it;s a dink..



  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec. 27, 2010
    Location
    Catharpin, VA
    Posts
    1,062

    Default

    Congrats on the addition! He looks like a rare wonderful CL find!
    Owned by a Paint/TB and an OTTB.
    RIP Scoutin' For Trouble ~ 2011 at 10
    RIP Tasha's Last Tango ~ 2010 at ~23
    RIP In Sha' Allah ~ 2009 too young at 5



  6. #6
    Join Date
    May. 15, 2007
    Location
    NY State
    Posts
    363

    Default

    He looks wonderful - congratulations!



  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan. 23, 2000
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    8,054

    Default

    Very cute! I'm sure DH will enjoy.
    ---
    They're small hearts.



  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug. 10, 2010
    Location
    Western NY
    Posts
    1,698

    Default

    Well done! I got one too....had some doubts at first but he is turning out great. I'll never generalize about Craigslist.



  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug. 8, 2005
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    764

    Default

    He's lovely! And looks like he is a true TWH Unlike my friend's CL purchase who was advertised as a 14 yo walker, but the vet said he is 20-25 and I swear is a Saddlebred



  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul. 13, 2011
    Location
    East Longmeadow, MA
    Posts
    3,635

    Default

    Very nice looking boy! Congrats!
    What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!



  11. #11
    Join Date
    Feb. 5, 2002
    Posts
    2,090

    Default

    What a nice looking pair! he reminds me of a really neat horse we had in therapeutic riding at one point - same build, same kind expression. You scored!



  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jul. 4, 2008
    Location
    The Great Northwest!
    Posts
    1,356

    Default

    I love him! I have a friend with his twin!
    Foaling Around www.facebook.com/foalingaround
    Custom Equestrian Items and Bath Products



  13. #13
    Join Date
    Apr. 1, 2008
    Posts
    4,554

    Default

    Awww! Such a flashy boy! Good for you!



  14. #14
    Join Date
    Sep. 25, 2005
    Location
    The Land of the Frozen
    Posts
    13,787

    Default

    Congratulations on the new purchase! I can't see the pics but I'll try to load them from the home computer tonight.

    There are lots of great horses on CL. Just trimmed at a barn Sunday I've been doing for a couple years. She had 2 new horses, both CL freebies. Didn't pay a dime for either one. Beautiful horses, great feet, lovely temperaments, perfectly well broke, no vices. Both TWHs. Both were perfect for the trims. Both situations involved a person who had fallen on hard times and had to give the horse away ASAP. Nothing wrong at all with either horse.

    There definitely are great CL horses out there.



  15. #15

    Default

    and my favorite pattern...did you know before about 1940 they were almost all sabinos in one way of another??

    SCORE!!

    Tamara
    Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
    I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.



  16. #16
    Join Date
    Jan. 4, 2007
    Location
    TX
    Posts
    42,934

    Default

    My friend calls those horses a "Good Egg", the kind that will not be or give any trouble, goes on with whatever program you have.

    Those Good Eggs are ... priceless.



  17. #17
    Join Date
    Dec. 7, 2001
    Location
    Cullowhere?, NC
    Posts
    8,651

    Default

    Well done, all around. Lucky horse, lucky you & DH.
    "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

    Spay and neuter. Please.



  18. #18
    Join Date
    Nov. 12, 2011
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    201

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LovelyBay View Post
    I love him! I have a friend with his twin!
    I have a friend selling a mare with the same coloring/markings.



  19. #19
    Join Date
    Mar. 11, 2007
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    5,626

    Default

    There are some nice young TWH geldings found on CL, ya know!



  20. #20
    Join Date
    Dec. 19, 2000
    Location
    Heaven - Rappahannock County, Virginia
    Posts
    1,880

    Default

    well done. scout looks like a good solid citizen.

    elmo our pony came from CL - i think i may have picked a winner too

    enjoy your CL find!
    * trying hard to be the person that my horses think i am



Similar Threads

  1. What have you bought/sold on Craigslist?
    By Joyrider in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: Oct. 31, 2012, 04:55 PM
  2. I Bought A New Horse
    By AHorseSomeDay in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Aug. 28, 2011, 10:30 PM
  3. So I bought a saddle on craigslist (what did I do??)
    By equusrocks in forum Off Course
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: Dec. 31, 2009, 10:50 AM
  4. I just bought my very first horse.
    By amastrike in forum Off Course
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: Jul. 21, 2009, 09:30 PM
  5. Anyone ever bought a horse with...
    By arena run in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: Apr. 1, 2009, 04:06 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
randomness