The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan. 4, 2005
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    1,537

    Default Creepy CL ad?

    Anyone else find this ad kind of creepy?

    I have to mini horses that would like some more attention. They reside on my ranch on xxxxxx. They have a great place to live. I provide feed and such. Looking for someone to interact with them and exercise them. They can go on hikes up the trail or be trained to pull a cart. I am not selling them but you can play with them for free. Kids ok. xxx xxx-xxxx

    There are two photos with the ad. The first is of a mini wearing a blanket, the second shows a headshot of two (very cute) minis with a headshot of a man, looks to be in his 40s, wearing dark glasses. Maybe he is just a busy guy looking for someone to train his minis for free but it creeps me out. I took a screen shot of it and sent it to my friend who works with the PD just in case.
    Crayola Posse - Pine Green
    RIP Whinnie Pine (June 4, 1977 - April 29, 2008)



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb. 26, 2011
    Location
    Its not nowhere, but you can see it from here
    Posts
    4,219

    Default

    My mommy radar just went ding ding ding. Very, very odd sounding. The whole ad reads to appeal to a child. Maybe this is an updated verion of "I have a lost puppy"
    From AliCat518 "Seriously, why would you NOT put fried chicken in your purse?!"



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan. 13, 2008
    Posts
    5,657

    Default

    I agree. Bait for children. Not appropriate.



  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan. 4, 2005
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    1,537

    Default

    I just heard back from my PD friend. She thinks this is the guy that dated another friend of ours last year. I never met him but she did and she said he was really creepy.

    Several years ago there was a horse trainer in the area marketing kids horses. He would pick the child up to put her on the horse, take photos (for the parent of course), and offer free lessons at his place. Mommy radar went off for one parent who just happened to be friends with my PD friend (a horse person who grew up around here and knows the dirt on everyone). As a result, Mr. Horse Trainer was found to be in violation of his parole (child molestation) and is now serving even more time in the pokey.
    Crayola Posse - Pine Green
    RIP Whinnie Pine (June 4, 1977 - April 29, 2008)



  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec. 29, 1999
    Location
    Harrisburg, PA USA
    Posts
    6,546

    Default

    Did the guy have a pedo mustache?

    What also occurred to me is he may not be appealing to kids, but to adults, if you get my drift.



  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug. 15, 2008
    Posts
    4,589

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Anne FS View Post
    Did the guy have a pedo mustache?

    What also occurred to me is he may not be appealing to kids, but to adults, if you get my drift.
    Luckily the first person who'd be in line in the Washington area for that sort of thing is already in jail. If you get my drift.
    "Aye God, Woodrow..."



  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr. 4, 2010
    Location
    yonder a bit, GA
    Posts
    3,605

    Default

    Soooo creepy, guys..... I'm no mama, but my 'ut-oh' radar went off as well. Not a chance. So sketchy!
    (A decidedly unhorsey) MrB knocks over a feed bucket at the tack shop and mutters, "Oh crap. I failed the stadium jumping phase."
    (he does listen!)



  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr. 20, 2010
    Location
    Harpers Ferry, WV
    Posts
    2,816

    Default

    [QUOTE=rustbreeches;6223794]My mommy radar just went ding ding ding. Very, very odd sounding. The whole ad reads to appeal to a child. Maybe this is an updated verion of "I have a lost puppy"[/QUOT

    Yuk.
    www.Somermistfarm.com
    Hunter Ponies & Quality GSDs
    www.UnleashedK9.net



  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar. 1, 2012
    Location
    Pasadena, CA
    Posts
    391

    Default

    The line he edited out was "chloroform included!"

    Yikes, stay away from this one.
    I'm comin', Elizabeth!



  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan. 4, 2005
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    1,537

    Default

    Turns out that this guy is indeed the one that dated a friend of mine last year. She met him on Match.com. He's an "entrepreneur" which means he is currently bankrupt (but has money enough to go paragliding on the weekends). She said he is a bit "weird" and doesn't know anything about taking care of horses but she doesn't think he is the type to prey on children. She did say he might be interested in taking advantage of any woman who might take him up on his offer though.
    Crayola Posse - Pine Green
    RIP Whinnie Pine (June 4, 1977 - April 29, 2008)



  11. #11
    Join Date
    Sep. 11, 2011
    Location
    Area VI
    Posts
    1,830

    Default

    The PD should be all over that. It needs to be reported on CL, and the PD need to keep a copy for their records in case (God forbid) anything does happen.

    Wow. Creeptastic.



Similar Threads

  1. Creepy or not?
    By ptownevt in forum Off Course
    Replies: 62
    Last Post: Mar. 5, 2012, 10:47 AM
  2. Creepy Neighbor
    By Gainer in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: Aug. 16, 2011, 07:34 PM
  3. Clowns...creepy or not?
    By BabyGoose in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: Jan. 1, 2011, 05:34 PM
  4. I think this ad is creepy.
    By ExJumper in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: Sep. 27, 2010, 12:02 PM
  5. This is really creepy
    By Isabeau Z Solace in forum Off Course
    Replies: 62
    Last Post: Aug. 27, 2010, 03:24 PM

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