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H&H story---Facebook banning Horse sale Ads

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  • H&H story---Facebook banning Horse sale Ads

    If true in the US, what will be the impact?

  • #2
    It's been going on for a while already and has had pretty limited impact except on the wording of ads. Lots of "halters" for sale these days.


    • #3
      Some groups I was on disappeared completely. FB was always a horrid platform for horse sales anyway.


      • #4
        Lol yeah, it is a little like “the food at this restaurant is terrible! And the portions are so small!” Because it is a terrible way to actually shop for a horse. But I miss it because it is sooo entertaining to just zone out and scroll through the ads (and pretend I don’t know about kissing spines, or PSSM, or how misleading ads really are).


        • #5
          The biggest dressage horse sales group poofed a week ago. Lots of other smaller ones did also.

          As for being a horrible medium, will have to disgaree. Facebook ia actually the favorite of many now when buying/selling horses.


          • #6
            Super easy to post an ad, but trolling thru ads to buy? Searching for basic/missing details that are easily formatted on horse sale sites? Location/breed/age/height sorting ability? Awful.


            • #7
              This is old news. It's been what, two years since they started prohibiting animal-related ads? I don't think anything will change more than it has in the last year or so.

              Yes, recently some "horse for sale" boards have been shut down, but it's pretty much been business as usual elsewhere. I personally dislike the rules as much of my business has been done through FB and FB connections. But c'est la vie, and websites like Exchange Hunter Jumper (et al) do a better job than I ever could on my own anyway.
              Flying F Sport Horses
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              • #8
                As someone who no longer uses Facebook, I actually wouldn't mind having this enforcement kick in... It is so easy to create a FB posting for a sale horse-- you can post as many photos and videos as you please, include personal advertising, and it's free (or at least was, I assume it still is)! This is GREAT, BUT it means that sellers are not listing with those sites where they have to pay for the ads, so individuals who aren't browsing FB for sale horses may never know that those horses are on the market.
                And then there's the trolling and tire-kicking... Although that can (and does) happen anywhere.


                • #9
                  Gulf Coast Thoroughbred Network - Still going strong after all these years! I'm guessing the word that is getting by is "adoption". They have always had an application process.

                  FB pages/groups could sell halters with horses attached; and/or re-construct themselves to be more palatable; and/or move to another platform and format. They don't have to be tunnel-vision on FB as the only option.

                  IMO this is the usual FB whacking away with a large hammer and very little understanding of where that hammer is landing.


                  • #10
                    This looks like good horse sale FB page* . It's the first one that popped up when I did a search.


                    Rack on!


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Rackonteur View Post
                      This looks like good horse sale FB page* . It's the first one that popped up when I did a search.


                      Oh lawdy. And 36k+ members. Just what the world needs *.