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  1. #1
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    Default Translate this Craigslist Trainwreck?

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/grd/3539775773.html

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    Horse for sale - $750 (richmond / seacliff)
    I am selling this beautiful white throughbreed horse because i cant keep him anymore. He's a really calm horse with kids and everyone. He does not get up on his hands or anything, you can take him in cement, dirt, mud and everywhere. He is really calm with other horses around. Some details though are that he has two balls on his stomache, he's kind of skinny and he has a bit of blue on his back because i messed him up with the saddle, but he's cure now but he still has that blue mark on his back. For more info text/ call me at --------, if i dont answer leave a voicemail

    Now, what do we COTHers think this poor blue-white, low-handed, skinny-stomache horse ACTUALLY looks like?



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    Here is that rare horse who won't pimpslap you by getting all up on his hands, is definitely not Artax since he doesn't sink in mud, and sounds suspiciously like a stallion (two balls on his underside?? You have a stud, honey) who may be rainbow colored. Sounds majikal.


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    I'm guessing that he has two hernias or melanomas on his belly and a scar on his back from a badly fitting saddle... might just have rubbed all the hair off and it hasn't grown back in yet.


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    I'd go with two melanomas and a scar also, and I'd bet they used that purple wound kote stuff and now the horse has a tattoo. I'm also afraid that skinny means a body score of 2 if not worse.
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    I say "BUY HIM!"
    A horse with hands has opposable thumbs and that means he can clean his own stall, tack himself up and do barn chores.

    Seriously - I vote for melanomas < the "balls", and a "blue" scar from a bad saddle gall.
    Poor thing, hope he gets rehomed.
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    " He does not get up on his hands"

    He doesn't buck?



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    Hands--hinds. Doesn't rear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2DogsFarm View Post
    I say "BUY HIM!"
    A horse with hands has opposable thumbs and that means he can clean his own stall, tack himself up and do barn chores.

    Seriously - I vote for melanomas < the "balls", and a "blue" scar from a bad saddle gall.
    Poor thing, hope he gets rehomed.
    not for 750....
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    ....my thoughts are it may actually be a cow that some one told them it was a horse


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    Quote Originally Posted by clanter View Post
    ....my thoughts are it may actually be a cow that some one told them it was a horse
    LOLLL
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    Quote Originally Posted by fourmares View Post
    I'm guessing that he has two hernias or melanomas on his belly and a scar on his back from a badly fitting saddle... might just have rubbed all the hair off and it hasn't grown back in yet.
    This. And doesn't get up on his *hinds* meaning he doesn't rear.

    I also think that he's probably really skinny.



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    I am guessing his testicles aren't dropped. Not sure about the blue part.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurierace View Post
    Not sure about the blue part.



    the blue is because it's a Thoroughbred, that is its' royalty showing through


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    Or its freekin cold where he is thats why hes blue.

    Lets hope this has nothing to do with 2 balls on his stomache
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    Will someone please buy him and translate the ad.
    Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.


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    The 2 balls thing made me think of a cryptorchid.

    The rest... yikes. Poor dude.
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    someone ask for pics!


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    Someone go pick this poor guy up ...but not for $750. Sheesh.
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    I think the guy does not speak very good english and doesn't know the right lingo and was doing his best to describe what was going on with the horse. I usually don't mind people making fun of scary ads but this time it's just mean.


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    You think this is mean? This is very far from it
    *^*^*^
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