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Really? REALLY?!?! Stupid ad of day.

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  • Really? REALLY?!?! Stupid ad of day.

    This was just sent to me by a dear friend:


    I don't understand people.

  • #2
    Riding in a bikini top is never a good idea, but I don't really see anything wrong with the ad. She might of exaggerated a couple things in the description, but he looks healthy and in good weight, and doesn't appear to be over-faced or hating his work.
    Proud mother to Matt, a 18 year-old TB gelding.



    • Original Poster

      Basically, I couldn't get past the photo. Didn't read the text. A bikini top?? In a SALES ad?? REALLy??


      • #4
        Just trying to appeal to the men looking I guess lol

        I mean, what does a bikini clad chick have to do with a Budweiser? or a Carls Jr Sandwich or dental floss, or whatever they use them to attempt to sell. "Funtime" sells.
        "Sadly, some people's greatest skill, is being an idiot". (facebook profile pic I saw).


        • #5
          The horses price does not reflect the pictures.

          Patience and Consistency are Your Friends


          • #6
            Originally posted by rizzodm View Post
            The horses price does not reflect the pictures.
            I was thinking along the same lines ...
            The dude abides ...


            • #7
              We all have to admit he's a cutie!


              • #8
                Originally posted by rizzodm View Post
                The horses price does not reflect the pictures.
                I agree with this statement. Also, he is not technically a warmblood- just an athletic draft cross. He sure is cute, but probably worth about 10k less, unless he has absolutely spectacular movement and incredible potential.
                And this is the story of your red right ankle.


                • #9
                  Originally posted by rizzodm View Post
                  The horses price does not reflect the pictures.
                  I'm thinking actual fox hunters might get into that ballpark for him IF he hacks out well.
                  "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by pinkpony321 View Post
                    Basically, I couldn't get past the photo. Didn't read the text. A bikini top?? In a SALES ad?? REALLy??
                    I was the opposite - I read the ad and looked at all the pictures, and couldn't figure out what the problem was until I came back here, read past the first post, and went back to look at the ad a second time. And it STILL took me a minute or two to see it.

                    Not how I would present a horse for sale, but not really such a big deal either, in my opinion.


                    • #11
                      I'm tired of people calling their draft crosses, 'Warmbloods'. Especially when it seems they do so to ask a ridiculous price for the horse. That is not a 25k dollar horse no matter what breed.

                      (And really? Get a shirt!) So trashy.


                      • #12
                        Maybe she's selling the horse because she can't afford a shirt.


                        • #13
                          At least she wore a helmet!
                          Proud member of the Snort and Blow Clique


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by rizzodm View Post
                            The horses price does not reflect the pictures.

                            Come on now, ladies & gents - she does have some pics w/shirt & he seems like a good soul if no raving beauty or 10 mover and most certainly not WB.
                            Either those are some truly lousy pics or she is delusional re: pricing.
                            $25K for draftX unproven baby?

                            I did like the full-on nose shot
                            *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                            Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                            Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                            Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015


                            • #15
                              25.000 for a cross?!!! And a cross that probably wont be a winner in no matter what he does?
                              I like this kind of Humour!

                              Fingers crossed for the seller


                              • #16
                                All I see is how freaking thin she is and her flat abs!! My spare tire would kill a sales ad like that if I were to ride in a bikini top. To each his own really. If she thinks that is an acceptable photo then that's her.
                                I too agree that the horse does not reflect that price and I too am tired of draft crosses being passed off as warmbloods. I had a new boarder years ago move in with a new horse she bought from a "dealer" the horse was 17.2, chestnut with flaxen mane and tail and had it's feathers shaved. She was sold a "Belgian Warmblood". As he was here and his feathers started growing out, I told her that he was more than likely a Belgian draft cross since he did not come with papers, apparently they were lost. Plus his hoof size was indicative to that of a draft. Farrier agreed. At least in this ad she does say he is a draft cross.

                                Facebook: Hilltop Farm VA


                                • #17
                                  It doesn't bother me, and maybe the ride was a onetime thing, "please ride my horse for a sales ad, please,please."
                                  And they are in Florida. There are days in NY and Pa that are SO hot and so disgusting I would gladly ride in a bikini if it wouldn't give me blisters and scare the children.


                                  • #18

                                    I'd kill for her leg.

                                    And her stomach, let's be serious.

                                    And her horse is pretty cute, too. not 25k cute, but certainly cute. He sounds like a doll, too!


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by ynl063w View Post
                                      I was the opposite - I read the ad and looked at all the pictures, and couldn't figure out what the problem was until I came back here, read past the first post, and went back to look at the ad a second time. And it STILL took me a minute or two to see it.

                                      Not how I would present a horse for sale, but not really such a big deal either, in my opinion.
                                      I'm with you. I also didn't see what the big deal was until I came back here and relooked at the pics and saw the bikini. As someone else said, it isn't how I would write a sales ad, but if he is a decent mover and has the potential she describes, he could be worth it... I really don't think it is worth public ridicule. I live in GA and when I was a teenager I had a trainer that insisted we all wore breeches, tall boots, and our hair in hair nets under our helmets, but in the summer we could wear bikini tops with our breeches, boots and hair nets because it was 110 with the heat index.


                                      • #20
                                        ya'll are just jealous of her ripped abs.

                                        I agree, the horsie nose shot is sooo cute.
                                        Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!