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  1. #1
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    Default If you can't afford a 99 cent hoof pick...

    Craigslist ad below...Oh dear.



    >> I Need the horse tack listed below

    lunge line....lead line ...Rubber currycomb...Stiff brush

    Soft brush...Shedding blade...Cloth...Mane and tail brush

    Mane and tail detangler...Hoof pick...Hoof brush

    bit / reigns...saddle...saddle rack...saddle blanket

    NEW AT THIS...JUST ADOPTED MY FIRST HORSES... PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THESE ITEMS CHEAP OR FREE...THANK YOU SO MUCH


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  2. #2
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    I've been seeing a rash of these kind of posts on the local facebook groups.

    On one hand, I guess good for them if they can score stuff for free. On the other hand, WTH are they doing with a horse if all they could afford was the actual animal? Buying the horse is the least expensive part.
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  3. #3
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    Who knows if it is even real. Some are so weird that I have to believe they are made up.


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  4. #4
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    At least the ad said CHEAP or free, not just free. I've seen ads that want free hay/feed/blankets/etc for the horses they've "rescued". I guess it never hurts to ask, right?

    And notice it also said horses (plural) not just horse. yikes. I hope Snickelfritz is right.


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  5. #5
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    Scary.
    I saw the angel in the marble and I set him free. - Michaelangelo



  6. #6
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    I know before I had my first horse, I amassed a whole bunch of horse related stuff - most of which I didn't need but thought I had to have at the time. Then, I bought a horse that didn't fit all my tack and had to shop all over again.


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  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflake View Post
    I know before I had my first horse, I amassed a whole bunch of horse related stuff - most of which I didn't need but thought I had to have at the time. Then, I bought a horse that didn't fit all my tack and had to shop all over again.
    Me too, kind of like other girls did a "hope chest".....


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  8. #8
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    Geez, for so much of that smaller stuff, the person could simply go online and order it for reasonable prices.


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    probably a kid
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  10. #10
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    I dunno, I don't really see what's so wrong with asking. This person probably won't get any replies, but does it really hurt to ask?

    Just because someone is trying to save $ doesn't automatically mean that she/he is not capable of purchasing items at full price.


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  11. #11
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    I've also seen requests for free equipment on Freecycle. Not surprising since some rescue folks are heaping equines on all sorts of suckers right and left.

    I have 2 friends in over their heads with mules (both own horses.) Which turn out to be a tad more complicated to care for than horses.....



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    I can't help wondering if ads like this are some kind of low-end scam, like maybe they're taking this stuff and selling it at the tack sales that often precede auctions...
    "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief



  13. #13
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    Odd but not unusual for CL - I've seen people ask for free baby clothing, strollers, fencing, washers/dryers, etc. on CL. Not so strange but of course it's natural to worry a bit about the horse.



  14. #14
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    Seems a little strange, but if you don't ASK you definitely won't get!

    I freecycled a whole bunch of my size 0-2 clothes including about 4 pairs of perfectly serviceable but too small breeches years ago. The lady who picked them up for her daughter (who rides, so needed the breeches) was a real-estate agent. She's just frugal, so jumped on the freecycle stuff when it came up. I also gave her a few of my older but still useable saddle pads.



  15. #15
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    I don't see anything wrong with asking. It's one way to cut down on waste and spending. Have you ever used Freecycle? The whole premise is reducing waste.

    I admire frugality and wish I had more of it.

    Paula
    He is total garbage! Quick! Hide him on my trailer (Petstorejunkie).


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  16. #16
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    Some people will ask around and see what they can manage to him off other people before buying things.



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