Not saying it is a scam or theft tho. My father never rode, but strongly supported all our horses in person & with the checkbook, to the tune of some very big dollars. I highly doubt he knew the diff between a chestnut & a bay. Did know palomino tho-sorta. Unless it was actually a buckskin, which he also thought was a palomino. God bless him. He held lead ropes with horses on the other end. Helped saddle & unsaddle. I do not ever remember him grooming, putting a bridle on, or picking a stall. But he was there with us.
Closest thing to a sauna around here would be tarping over a few cows, hold a bucket of water & light a match.
Yeah, fishy. Or maybe just clueless people got suckered into a pretty fancy "thorobred" at an auction (which could easily be a QH judging by the pic. Looks stocky to me). I'm not fussed about the quartermarks--any girl showing 4H has probably dressed up her horse like that. But the iceboots and ramshackle shed in background are incongruous.
But I do love that they're posing him in iceboots for a sale ad -- do they even realize they're highlighting that he's not sound?
Yeah I don't know what is up with that - maybe OTTB that came with the ice boots?
The horse IS posed in front of a dilapidated house trailer....
Oh wait - found another add for the same horse - and they describe him as a "racing horse" or "Caballo de carreras" and they want $2,500 for him in that add (rather than the $1,300 they want with ice boots on).
So..... that changes my guess - my guess is that this horse is used in illegal Mexican horse racing. That would explain the quarter marks (they fancy the horses up just like legitimate racing)
And wild guess - maybe he is injured hence the ice boots and 50% reduction in price.
And I like how in the bilingual racing add - the horse is a good fast race horse. Then in the ice boots - only in english add, the horse has just been saddled a few times - suuuuure, "just broke" - or maybe it was just saddled a few times, and raced those time - and injured at some damned back yard track. - Looks like they are icing (notice the electrical tape) that right front which the horse is not putting full weight on.
The word "thoroughbred" does mean purebred. The word is an adjective. The breed name of racehorses is a proper noun and always capitalized, "Thoroughbred." Of course it is weird to say that a horse is a thoroughbred Thoroughbred; much better to say a purebred Thoroughbred, and it is confusing to say "thoroughbred Morgan" which sounds like "Thoroughbred/Morgan."
The iceboots are the only thing that sends this into WTF territory. Definitely looks like there is something wrong with the RF. Maybe they're using the boots to cover that up?
Cute horse though.
As Peter, Paul, and Mary say, a dragon lives forever.