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    scammers are getting better!

    I am horse shopping. I received this email from a “seller.” Including pics of a 15 hh looking horse. (I am NOT shopping for a GV, so not quite sure how this got sent to me anyway....)
    Thanks for the mail and interest on my Gypsy Vanner Horse .He is a
    16.2hh and 9 years old great Gypsy Vanner gelding with a fantastic
    size, very beautiful and elegant with 3 fantastic gates. He has an
    easy going and friendly character and is very easy to ride under the
    saddle by beginners, children, amateur or young riders, and he is also
    driven! He is good with traffic, a real family horse and is very
    friendly to other horses and dogs. I have just five left . His name is
    Rick. The others are already taken .He will come with all health
    papers and one year health guarantee. this gelding{Rick} is not only
    beautiful, completely healthy and sound, great, sane, trail horse
    deluxe! has awesome four beat gaits.I am taking my horse off the
    market as a riding horse as i do not have a rider for him since i was
    involved in a car accident with my husband and both of us can't ride
    anymore , therefore i am unable to take video's of him being ridden
    .This super gelding has the most amazing paces. His walk is huge with
    a great over track. His trot is off the floor, uphill, floating &
    extremely big. he has a fab canter which is powered from behind.
    Rick has lovely temperament. he is good in all respects. he will
    travel in a trailer or lorry & is happy to stand in the box munching
    hay at shows. he will hack out alone & in company. he is very forward
    when hacking so wouldn`t be suitable for a novice. he has been
    cantered in open spaces & is very well behaved. When hacking alone he
    has a good imagination but is not silly with it. Rick has been
    lightly competed. Judges love him. he always gets fab comments like
    super paces (normally receiving 8`s). he is how ever rusty on Half
    pass as i am not sure how to do this. he has an amazing medium trot as
    well. Recently a friend had started training him in changes,he would
    still need more training to perfect this but looked like he would pick
    this up with ease. he has had regular coaching with a friend who is a
    class 2 dressage judge. Rick can jump, but this is not my thing so
    he could do with further education on this subject. Before i brought
    him home from Holland when he was 4, he was professionally trained &
    was put through his gelding performance with super results. he scored
    the following; WALK 8. TROT 7. CANTER 7.RIDABILITY 7 & 8. JUMPING2 X
    7. he has full pink papers & is branded. My husband was an experienced
    beginner and he really enjoyed riding him where as I am an experienced
    rider and also enjoy riding Rick .So therefore, I am sure that it
    will be great for just about any riding level from experienced
    beginner on up the scale. I also know that Rick would make a
    fantastic field trial horse if someone was interested in him for that
    because Rick has great endurance and listens so well. I want Rick
    to find a great home and will only sell to such a home. Also, Rick
    is fine with other horses or without the.He has lived in a boarding
    situation before and did just as well as he does in a private home
    situation .up to date on vaccines and dental care . I don't know what
    else I can say about him other than if you are looking for a horse
    that will be the same everyday and bring you hours of enjoyment
    whether out on the trail or in the pasture then, it might be the horse
    for you! I thought I would go ahead and post him so that somebody
    could start enjoying him.Before i let you have the gelding i will like
    to know the following

    Have you ever had a horse before ??
    Do you own a Ranch??
    Are you an experienced Rider or a Beginner??
    How soon do you need this gelding ??
    Where are you located precisely ??
    Why are you interested in a Gypsy Vanner Breed ??
    What do you do for living ( profession )??
    Do you have a phone number ??
    Do you have any kids ??
    Which classified did you contact this horse ??
    Will all your family members welcome these horse??

    I am asking all these question so as to make sure that the gelding
    gets into the hands of some one who will take proper care of the
    gelding .Do email me when you shall come to
    test ride and take the horse along .If coming for test ride will be
    stressful , then i can arrange for hauling over to your home . Rick
    is for $1500. i just want you to know that
    am not out for your money okay .
    Thanks and waiting to read from you.

    Last edited by Isabeau Z Solace; Jun. 28, 2020, 11:19 AM.
    "Friend" me !

    Wow! You should respond asking you’ll only consider him if he farts majikal butterflies.



      In all of that XL load of boolsheet verbage is buried "awesome four beat gaits"
      I'd have to ask how this is considered a Good Thing if talking about anything other than Walk.
      And yeah, the butterfly farts
      *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


        Love the “has a good imagination, but not silly with it” it’s actually a great description
        "He's not even a good pathological liar." Mara

        "You're just a very desperate troll, and not even a good one. You're like middle-school troll at best. Like a goblin, not even a troll." et_fig


          So get videos of the trainer riding him! Sheesh.
          It is better to ride 5 minutes a day than it is to ride 35 minutes on a Sunday.


            I only got as far as “...rides good under THE saddle” and haven’t caught my breath long enough to finish it! Ha!Ha!Ha!

            And “his Trot is OFF THE FLOOR”! I have to pause again!

            OMG, WHAT IS A “gelding performance”?


              He comes with "a one year health guarantee"!

              He has "gates" and "gaits!

              Husband is an "experienced beginner".


                Well, if you made it through the whole thing you will surely know that he is a gelding!

                I think you should write back and tell them, sorry, you are looking for a mare!

                The things they had in there like changes, half passes, vaccines, dental work—you are right they are getting better!


                  Reads like it was cut and pasted from an array of ads. Sheesh!
                  "She is not fragile like a flower. She is fragile like a bomb."


                    So just curious, if you WERE interested would they next have you send money or gift cards? I mean does this horse exist?


                      Could this be The Pegasus horse from a couple of years ago?


                        Originally posted by SillyHorse View Post
                        Reads like it was cut and pasted from an array of ads. Sheesh!
                        And then edited by a 14 yr old girl. Or maybe a Nigerian Prince. Throw one of those in there and I might consider the "offer."
                        "Cats aren't clean; they're covered with cat spit."
                        - John S Nichols (1745-1846,writer/printer)

                        Don't come for me - I didn't send for you.


                          And they only have 5 Rick's left......


                            I didn’t even read it because when it comes to initial inquiries on any subject TMI=BS. No one tells anyone their entire life story unprompted when inquiring about something. Maybe in the follow up but not the first inquiry.
                            McDowell Racing Stables

                            Home Away From Home


                              Oh, do have some fun with this one. Anyone remember the old Busted Up Cowgirl site where she'd string these scammers along for weeks/months at a time? Quite hysterical.
                              <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.


                                Originally posted by skydy View Post
                                He comes with "a one year health guarantee"!

                                He has "gates" and "gaits!

                                Husband is an "experienced beginner".
                                And Rick is good for beginners, children, amateur or young riders, but he's "very forward when hacking" so he is NOT for novices. WTF?


                                  Originally posted by Mara View Post

                                  And Rick is good for beginners, children, amateur or young riders, but he's "very forward when hacking" so he is NOT for novices. WTF?
                                  It must be that four beat trot. Makes them too forward for novices.


                                    Gypsy Vanner gelding performance testing in Holland. Fascinating.

                                    Rideability 7 and 8. Depending on who's riding? Jumping 2x7. You know those Grand Prix jumping Gypsy Vanners from Holland must be quite a sight to see.


                                      The questions at the end become creepy, to me. Where exactly do? What is you Profession? What is your phone number? Do you have children?

                                      Nope, sorry weirdo.


                                        Do GVs even get that tall (16.2)? I thought they are all smaller cob types.