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    Default OK, so this is just crazy weird...

    I just saw this ad on the Horse Tradin' Classifieds (IL):

    http://www.horsetradin.com/viewlisting.php?view=43629


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    I am looking for a horse to rent for a couple hours that is sound and can be ridden on city residential streets without being spooked. I will not hold the owner responsible if anything happens to me and am willing sign necessary papers. I am a responsible adult who loves animals and would not do anything to put the horse in danger. If anyone has a horse they are willing to lease out for a couple hours or knows of any places that do, please let me know. Thank you.

    Horse Tradin' Classifieds are mainly central to north IL and So. Wisc., so I'm thinking the "city" is Chicago. Anyone else think this is a really crazy request??



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    Not enough money in the WORLD! Yea sure I wont hold you responsible, till something happens then see how fast I back track and sue you!

    I can't imagine turning one of my horses to do something like this. Wonder if there is someone who would?

    Very weird indeed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by downen View Post
    I just saw this ad on the Horse Tradin' Classifieds (IL):

    http://www.horsetradin.com/viewlisting.php?view=43629


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    I am looking for a horse to rent for a couple hours that is sound and can be ridden on city residential streets without being spooked. I will not hold the owner responsible if anything happens to me and am willing sign necessary papers. I am a responsible adult who loves animals and would not do anything to put the horse in danger. If anyone has a horse they are willing to lease out for a couple hours or knows of any places that do, please let me know. Thank you.

    Horse Tradin' Classifieds are mainly central to north IL and So. Wisc., so I'm thinking the "city" is Chicago. Anyone else think this is a really crazy request??
    Doesn't Chicago have riding stables in the city? We do in NYC.

    PS - might be someone looking to propose marriage
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    Well, I wanted to rent a donkey for a parade once & some guy offered me his: he said I could just come and pick her up with a pickup truck. No escort, nothing. Guy didn't know me from Adam.


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    I was at a barn once where I helped out and had my horses there, they rented 30 horses to the Shriners. They rode them in a parade in downtown Atlanta. Lol. We hauled them there for them got the all ready and then followed in the pickup truck behind our herd lol. It was funny to say the least but I wouldn't let one of my horses do it.
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    There was a time when that was doable. Those days are gone.
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    Might be a guy wanting to propose to his girlfriend.



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    My uncle recently asked me if they could borrow my horse for some church thing. They wanted to ride her down the isle for a spectacular entry during the openning of a conference. I said - yeah, that might be spectacular... Who knows, we might give it a go..


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    Quote Originally Posted by michaleenflynn View Post
    Doesn't Chicago have riding stables in the city? We do in NYC.

    PS - might be someone looking to propose marriage
    No stables in the city limits anymore.
    Noble Horse is now a dinner theater and the other I knew of (near Glessner House on the near South Side) was for carriage horses only.

    That ad is a recipe for disaster.
    Unless horseowner was there to supervise every second of this "rental", it is an accident waiting to happen.
    Meh - city could be Madison - think: college prank a la Animal House.
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    There are plenty of religious ceremonies, wedding ceremonies, etc, that traditionally included the use of a horse. A barn I used to work at was asked about borrowing a white horse for a Hindu (I think??) wedding ceremony.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timex View Post
    There are plenty of religious ceremonies, wedding ceremonies, etc, that traditionally included the use of a horse. A barn I used to work at was asked about borrowing a white horse for a Hindu (I think??) wedding ceremony.
    I can't help but think that an ill-timed manure drop (or pee, or a gelding deciding to let all his junk hang loose) would totally ruin the intended effect.


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    I think it could be doable, but the guy is going about it completely wrong. An ad like that will not make anyone trust him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mara View Post
    I can't help but think that an ill-timed manure drop (or pee, or a gelding deciding to let all his junk hang loose) would totally ruin the intended effect.
    LOL! The groom rides up OUTSIDE on a white horse in a Hindu wedding.



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    I don't think the guy's request is that strange, and I think he's trying to be considerate saying he'd sign a waiver and is also interested to know of people who might do that professionally. The Indian Baarat weddings are the biggest thing to hit the commercial carriage industry since the white vis-a-vis.... I would think that as long as he had the budget for it- that it would be possible for him to get a horse to ride- even if the horse does need a "chaperone."



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    Quote Originally Posted by Timex View Post
    There are plenty of religious ceremonies, wedding ceremonies, etc, that traditionally included the use of a horse. A barn I used to work at was asked about borrowing a white horse for a Hindu (I think??) wedding ceremony.
    Yes. I used to own a horse whose next owners used her in a Hindu wedding. The groom is delivered to the bride on a white horse. They sent me some pictures of the wedding ceremony she was in. The decorations for horse and rider are spectacular and, IIRC, there was a guy walking next to the horse holding an umbrella on a really long pole over the groom's head.



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    Yep, I was thinking wedding, proposal, amateur film crew (a professional crew would know how to rent a horse from a vendor who specializes in that.) Not sketchy automatically, but I'd want to know a LOT more before I loaned a horse to him....



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