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  • I want you to train my horses for FREE!

    http://burlington.craigslist.org/grd/2457476808.html HOPEFULLY....someone is having fun with an ad. If not, HOLY HORSE MANURE!

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    They'd have done better to offer them for free lease.
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    • #3
      Yikes!

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      • #4
        eh, some horse crazy kid will get her life's wish with that ad. i used to ride in those situations constantly before i could grow up and buy my own horse. wish we had internet in those days! i'd probably have had even more rides.
        My mare wonders about all this fuss about birth control when she's only seen a handful of testicles in her entire life. Living with an intact male of my species, I feel differently! WAYSIDE

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        • #5
          um...what is a "Rat tail" on a horse?!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by DieBlaueReiterin View Post
            eh, some horse crazy kid will get her life's wish with that ad. i used to ride in those situations constantly before i could grow up and buy my own horse. wish we had internet in those days! i'd probably have had even more rides.
            That was my thought, too. The only thing I thought was unreasonable was wanting one person to ride all 4 horses daily, but if she's willing to be flexible on that, it's basically a free lease. Especially since it sounds like these horses have some decent training, even if they've been out of work. I'm guessing she just doesn't want someone who is only going to come out once a week or whatever, which is reasonable.

            I used to ride in those situations all the time, too. And actually since school's out for the summer, I probably would have ridden all 4 when I was a teenager.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by AliCat518 View Post
              um...what is a "Rat tail" on a horse?!
              Appies sometimes have what people call "rat tails" - those super scrawny little tails that Apps are known for.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by AliCat518 View Post
                um...what is a "Rat tail" on a horse?!
                True Appys have 'rat tails', the thin, scrubby, ugly tail.

                At least they are in good weight. Could even stand to lose some lbs.
                When people show you who they truly are, believe them. Maya Angelou

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                • #9
                  While it's poorly worded...it sounds like the guys wants somebody to come out consistently & ride his 4 horses that need to get back in shape cause he is trying to sell them.

                  Not a bad deal for somebody looking to ride totally for free.
                  "I'm not crazy...my mother had me tested"

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                  • #10
                    The add has been removed, but boy, I have trained many horses for free!

                    It can be a win - win. I got to ride for free, owner got free training on their horse.

                    I remember one year, I asked if I could start riding a horse that just sat in the pasture at the barn I boarded at. It was summer time, and I spent all day at the barn, but just had my one horse to fuss over. Owner said, "Sure! But he is 7, and hasn't been broke!". Well, he was a easy to start horse! As a 13 year old I was able to get well undersaddle. Even took him to a schooling dressage show, and come home with some blues that summer.

                    I got to ride AND show for free that summer, I thought it was a great deal

                    Since then, I have trained a number of horses "for free". I am happy to work with a green bean or do some re-schooling as long as I am not paying any expenses.

                    Its a win - win, I gain experience, and get riding time, horse gets improved training.

                    But not being paid for my "work" made it easier for me to step away if things get too hairy (there was one young 18 hand percheron, who was a BEAST. I could handle the bucking and rearing undersaddle, drew the line the day the horse tried to KICK me repeadly -once a cow kick near my head as I reached for the girth! I took my tack and left that day. Not worth it!
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                    • #11
                      There is a known horse trader / BYBer that advertises her "show horses" on Atlanta's Craigslist constantly. She sent one of them up to me for "training" when I was in college. "There's nothing wrong with her, she just needs a little fine tuning." I remember saying, "good, I have no desire to start greenies again."

                      Bull-honky. The horse would bite when you tried to saddle her, she bucked when you'd try to put a foot in the stirrup. I decided to start back at square one with groundwork, and the horse had no respect for humans. She came charging at me with teeth chomping, ears pinned. (Maybe I should have tried carrot sticks or enlisted the help of the Crayon trainers?)

                      Pasture with other horses? Don't think so. Standard four-board wooden fence? More like targets for kicking. She never paid me for training. I had her pick up the mare after two months and a very annoyed farm owner (and very annoyed me.) I spent two months working on the horse, and the only thing I got accomplished was she would get grumpy when she saw a saddle but wouldn't try to bite....oh....and I paid for and did repairs on the farm owner's farm from the freak-a-zoid mare.

                      Word to the wise: get a fully PPE (and bloodwork) on Craigslist "show horses" in Atlanta especially ones that "aren't peppy enough."
                      If wishes were horses then beggars would ride...
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                      Originally posted by talkofthetown
                      As in, the majikal butterfly-fahting gypsy vanners.

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                      • #12
                        you guys have got to copy and paste the CL ads. They get flagged or removed so fast! I missed it.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JustTrails View Post
                          True Appys have 'rat tails', the thin, scrubby, ugly tail.

                          .
                          Must digress one teeny bit Many old blooded appaloosas in fact had full manes & tails. Only certain bloodlines are known (well were) for broom tails. Nowadays its harder to tell as the infusion of TB/QH in some lines lends to a fuller mane and tail. I own several foundation appies (f7+) (no QH/TB blood) that are definitely full mane and tailed.
                          Originally posted by ExJumper
                          Sometimes I'm thrown off, sometimes I'm bucked off, sometimes I simply fall off, and sometimes I go down with the ship. All of these are valid ways to part company with your horse.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by rainechyldes View Post
                            Must digress one teeny bit Many old blooded appaloosas in fact had full manes & tails. Only certain bloodlines are known (well were) for broom tails. Nowadays its harder to tell as the infusion of TB/QH in some lines lends to a fuller mane and tail. I own several foundation appies (f7+) (no QH/TB blood) that are definitely full mane and tailed.
                            Thank you for that info, I didn't know!
                            When people show you who they truly are, believe them. Maya Angelou

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by MunchingonHay View Post
                              you guys have got to copy and paste the CL ads. They get flagged or removed so fast! I missed it.
                              I'm sorry, just got back from my paying job. Did not think to copy before I left this morning.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by JustTrails View Post
                                True Appys have 'rat tails', the thin, scrubby, ugly tail.
                                Originally posted by rainechyldes View Post
                                Must digress one teeny bit Many old blooded appaloosas in fact had full manes & tails. Only certain bloodlines are known (well were) for broom tails. Nowadays its harder to tell as the infusion of TB/QH in some lines lends to a fuller mane and tail. I own several foundation appies (f7+) (no QH/TB blood) that are definitely full mane and tailed.
                                Thank you Rainechyldes. Saved me having to type out that there are lots of true appaloosas with real tails.

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                                • #17
                                  As a part time "trainer" I get ppl who expect me to ride their horses for 'free' or at a reduced rate. I am already cheaper than everybody else out there, feeding at cost.
                                  I can see it working for someone who wants to ride, doesn't have their own horse, has some talent and guts to ride young or inexperienced horses, and doesn't want to have the related expenses. By posting the ad at least the person who responds knows that they are basically getting a free lease.

                                  I have had customers who wanted my reduced rate, tried to weasel me for feed and shoeing, and thought I would feel honored to show their horse at my expense, putting points or earnings on a horse that wasn't mine. I have my own horses to show, so that didn't work for me. Might work for someone who just wants to do it for their own experience and entertainment.

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