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  • Disturbing Sales Ads

    Ok so this one really got to me for some reason. It's just disturbing on every level, and then some. No need to say any more, it speaks for itself.

    I'm sure someone will post something here like, "How would you feel if that was your kid or your horse and someone posted about it, blah blah blah..." Since I can't even begin to relate to this being my kid or my horse, don't bother going there.
    Ristra Ranch Equestrian Jewelry

  • #2
    Someone was asking what a "ewe neck" was. I'll have to remember this picture as a STELLAR EXAMPLE. yuck.


    • #3
      Gosh I'd buy him based on the opening line " Duke is a stud who don't act like a stud" but suffise it to say " I have his pedigree but it's not on me" I like him.


      • #4
        Here's a one you might like then.
        In the swiftness of my darkness I whisper to thunder, I am patient as stone, as wild as lightening, the very symbol of surging potency and the power of movement for I am THE SPIRIT OF THE HORSE


        • #5
          Oh, my. The sad part is... I actually want that one. He sounds cute!
          "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Gandhi

          -my gelding is a ho clique-


          • #6
            I'm pretty sure that there was an ad in the local free ads paper over here for a 'yearling coloured filly- around 13.2hh. If you can catch her she's yours!'
            In the swiftness of my darkness I whisper to thunder, I am patient as stone, as wild as lightening, the very symbol of surging potency and the power of movement for I am THE SPIRIT OF THE HORSE


            • #7
              I always get a good laugh at some of the want ad's. Ones that go

              Wanted: Cheap horse to jump and show mare or stallion ok. I don't care if its trained as long as I can jump. Must be 16hh or taller, sound, bombproof and not over 8 years old. Prefer a black but will take a grey or buckskin. We don't have alot of money, so horse must be Free or under $500.

              I know its not right to laugh, but geez.

              or, for sale, 18 year old OTTB gelding, pin fired front and back, doesn't seem to really bother him, but he does occasionally have a slight limp. cannot jump anything over 3', but otherwise 100% sound. Needs more training to take him to the next level. A real eye catcher. Get him now before spring, with more training his price will go up! $5K.

              Um, I'm gonna jump all over that one.


              • #8
                Yuck, that first picture is awful. Really unattractive pony, why the h**l would you not cut him??!! I think the worst ad I have seen lately was a for sale: 30 year old pony with tack for $500. If you've had a pony until it's 30 keep the poor thing for the rest of it's life.


                • #9
                  I kinda want that Devil Pony Toppo.
                  You jump in the saddle,
                  Hold onto the bridle!
                  Jump in the line!


                  • #10
                    I agree the first pony is a yucky pony. Why the heck would any father put their kid on a green stallion? With no helmet? She looks like a sweet kid. The father is not bright. That stud should definately be cut. Then he should get sometraining to build muscle and get rid of his ewe neck. I bet he could turn into a nice little family horse if the right person got ahold of him.

                    The second looks like a rank little monster. If you believe the ad. There might be a softie in him somewhere.


                    • #11
                      Classist nastiness.


                      • #12
                        I kinda want that Devil Pony Toppo.
                        Me too!
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                        • #13
                          IMO, he did not even have any good qualities about him to keep him a stud!!

                          In my mind, a stud has to be pretty superb to even consider breeding to.
                          MnToBe Twinkle Star: "Twinkie"

                          Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!


                          • #14
                            Check out the Devil Pony's pedigree: an OWN SON of Satan, no less!!


                            • #15
                              ... honestly, you guys! Must you insult other people's horses and call them 'yucky'?! Come on! Grow up a little, I'm sure you've had ugly horses as well. I agree that the add is disturbing, but lay off a little, will ya?


                              • #16
                                Reynard...he'd make a great addition to your $700 pony! But I'd stable him with the chickens for a while to humble him up a bit. Nothing like a little chicken guano for demon reduction...

                                As for the first pony, I've seen better and I've seen worse. He looks sweet tempered, which would be a credit to his handling and raising. He's not my pony, I'm not pony shopping at this person's farm and I'm not looking to breed to him. Nor does it look as if his owner is advertising him for stud. A little work and some more age on him and I think he'd be a cutie. Also looks as if the owner is attempting to find him a good home being willing to ship within 500 miles.
                                Not very nice to pick on the poor little guy.
                                And whoever wrote the ad for the Devil Pony is a marketing genius. I'm guessing either this is the world's most honest sales person or someone who agreed to "try" to sell and extra horse and is only doing what they promised..advertise him. If nobody calls they can keep their little demon-seed, which I'll bet is their plan.
                                You jump in the saddle,
                                Hold onto the bridle!
                                Jump in the line!


                                • #17
                                  I think the first ad is unfortunate. I don't think it's disturbing. Sure, the pony doesn't appear to be anything special, and should probably be gelded, but he's not heinous. He does seem to be a good little guy and he's got a cute face.

                                  The devil-pony is priceless!
                                  Y'all ain't right!


                                  • Original Poster

                                    Originally posted by *Trinity*:
                                    ... honestly, you guys! Must you insult other people's horses and call them 'yucky'?! Come on! Grow up a little, I'm sure you've had ugly horses as well. I agree that the add is disturbing, but lay off a little, will ya?
                                    Personally I never said the pony was "yucky" - the best school pony in my barn looks like those "poor conformation" illustrations you see in horse books (though obviously mine is gelded). My real issue is that someone who knows nothing about horses and sees this ad might think that this is a nice pony for their kid/grandkid to keep in the backyard. Of course, once Mr. Don't-Know-He's-A-Stud might act a bit more studdy if he gets some groceries...
                                    Ristra Ranch Equestrian Jewelry


                                    • #19
                                      That first pony isn't so bad.... He's just a baby and they sure don't seem as bad as other ads I've seen where you can count every rib. The Devil Pony ad is a riot. How the heck did they get a blanket on him? He really is quite cute .... I've seen much worse ads and ponies.


                                      • #20
                                        Aunt Esther, also known as ***Aunt Esther++++//***, national and international Purse Champion, would like to suggest that it is high time for people to get a life.