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Spin Off: (from Around the Farm) Who has CL horses?

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  • #21
    I purchased a Morgan mare for $250. She was in bad shape but she looks great now!

    Oh, and Gus the feral Shetland Pony.
    “Pray, hope, and don't worry.”

    St. Padre Pio


    • #22
      Bonnie's CL Ad Photo:

      Bonnie Today:

      That is just amazing! I bet she just loves you!
      Founding Member: Spotted Saddlebred Pals Clique


      • #23
        I found my new mare on CL. I've had her now for almost a week. Pic


        • #24
          I bought my mare on CL a year and nine months ago. I spent months browsing for a gelding and somehow clicked her listing, called, drove four hours north that weekend and paid $400 for her. She's such a cute mover and has GREAT bloodlines. She had been in an unfortunate situation and the girl I got her from remembered her from a previous barn and picked her up. I keep browsing ponies lately for my tiny human.
          Gracie: https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot..._7489135_n.jpg
          Gracious "Gracie," 2002 TB mare
          Facebook me!

          I have Higher Standards ...do you?


          • #25
            I got my Rosie(1/2 Arab) off CL almost a year ago and my dog Sophie. Both wouldn't trade for the world, even know they try my patience!
            Strange how much you've got to know Before you know how little you know. Anonymous


            • #26
              Originally posted by HalfArabian View Post
              I got my Rosie(1/2 Arab) off CL almost a year ago and my dog Sophie. Both wouldn't trade for the world, even know they try my patience!
              Founding Member: Spotted Saddlebred Pals Clique


              • #27
                My $750 CL TWH:
                (since Easter is coming- http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l2...5150/gypsy.jpg)

                Sort-of CL mini (went to look at another mini the owner was advertising on CL, bought this one instead)-

                And my Draft/QH/God Only Knows X mare-
                Ad picture:http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l2...969e2f1bad.jpg
                The pic I took the day I brought her home-
                (never be afraid to take a chance on an ugly horse! It might just be a crap photo )

                And I found this guy's sire on CL- My homebred 3YO TWH


                • #28
                  It was actually a local trainer who found him (and two others) on CL. The trainer had pretty much decided they were all failures on the track and had them listed for a steal ($150 each).

                  CL picture:


                  He was a little more worse for wear by the time I actually saw him (icky winter coat, skinnier). I had some pictures of his first day home, but lost them when my pc crashed.

                  And two years later:





                  • #29
                    I did! I found two super-nice Holsteiner babies on CL three years ago, and I just LOVE them. Love, love, love. I don't have any uploaded pics of my rising 3yo, but here's my five year old
                    Piaffe Girl -- Dressage. Fashionably.


                    • #30
                      Please, PLEASE tell me where you found this bridle! I HAVE TO HAVE ONE!


                      • #31
                        I give all of us CL shoppers an A+++++!!!

                        Some great horses on here, all brought to excellent condition by their loving owners!

                        (Now where's that thread from about a week ago that described people who bought horses from CL as scum or something? I think he/she needs to look at this! )


                        • #32
                          This is our CL pony. She was saved by an amazing person, who gave her to us. She had her vetted and started her on treatment, but she still had a long way to go. The owner wanted her to find her own little kid to love on her. And it's been awesome!

                          And last week

                          And can I just tell you, after posting her story on this bb, I was given a beautiful bridle for her, and another generous COTHer gave me her unused medication from her late horse. People on here ROCK!


                          • #33
                            My daughters horse was found on Craigslist...he was a group effort rescue really...here he is what he looked like the day we met him...

                            Here he is now...


                            • #34
                              Wow! Isn't it so gratifying?


                              • #35
                                Oh Lord you've opened floodgates of stories from me! Be careful what you wish for

                                Every horse I have and had I've gotten off CL, LOL! Except for Dusty, and I got him off the Penny Saver, or something like that. Was a free magazine that was usually at the check out line in the grocery store, though then it had JUST come online and that's where we saw Dusty. Our Saddlebred/Paso Fino mix. Turned out to be an awesome horse once he got some miles and manners.

                                After having him for about 2 years, before he went blind:

                                Now (he's about 24 and completly blind, still ride him though):

                                And then there is Dolly, a 12 YO TWH that was broke at 3 years old and pretty much never ridden again. Sweet as pie and pretty as could be, she would accept a rider and follow the horse in front of her all day long but had NO steering. (you could be cantering, pull her head around till her nose was about touching your boot but she would keep going straight. Me, naive as I was at that time thought it was ok, told hubby "but she'll just follow you!" and he said "Yea, right off a cliff!" so that got me to thinking so I rode her around and around trees till she learned to steer):


                                Got her going good and found her a home with a little girl, who kept her for about 3 years and then got into barrel racing, so I got her back. She came back with some issues (rude and pushy and almost dangerous on the trail) got her "sane" again and put an ad on CL for her. A friend saw her and wanted to do a trade (I had in the ad she was quiet and I liked a little opinion under me) so we traded.

                                I got a hot spooky spin and bolt and rearer and he got a safe, sane quiet trail horse. She is a gaited Morgan, and I love her, and she now is finally sane and less reactive now (have even rode her in cowboy races and camp and she is great!)

                                Here she is:




                                And there was Ladybug who was advertised as a Rocky Mtn with a baby at her side. Hubby went to look at her, though not a RM, he liked her and got her and baby for 500.00.

                                Here she is:



                                Kept baby till almost two years old (taught her to tie, trim, bath, fly spray, lead, etc) and sold her, here she is when we sold her on CL:



                                And a recent pic from the owners:

                                Well, saw a small TWH on CL, and asked them if they wanted to trade with Ladybug (horse was too much for owner) and they did, so I got Curly and his issues (now, absolutely bomb proof horse):

                                Just sold him to a boarder for her husband.

                                People I sold Ladybug contacted me the other day (three years after I traded her for Curly) they needed to find her a home so I bought her back. Have her sold to a little girl (9) going through her 3 bought of Leukemia. All she ever wanted was a horse and I've always told Ladybug she needs a little girl. She hasn't gotten to see her yet except in pics her parents have showed her. She will be able to come home for a week and will come and see her, she wont be able to touch or pet her yet because of her immune system but at least can see her! (we're gonna braid her hair with pink ribbons and a big bow on her neck, we've all bought her pink brushes and buckets and halters and will get a pink helmet). Once her blood level is up she can come see her:



                                And then Snickers, a TWH we went to see. Ribby and hay belly, running alone in a overgrown "pasture" (literally trails through weeds taller than him) feet EXTREMELY overgrown. Couldn't ride him. Said no thanks, she said please take him, I need to move him we're divorcing (horse on his land, she left for a another man, not a good situation) so we took him. Got him wormed and trimmed and he turned into a good boy. 6 years later his owner just loves him:


                                Then there was Little Man. I came home one day to see a skinny scared palomino in a stall. Hubby said he went to look at him and though smaller than what we needed he couldn't leave him in the bad situation he was in (hubby is so bad for doing this, but it's ok, I love his heart)

                                Fattened him up and sold him to my farrier who used his as a lesson horse for 8 years now he's retired to pasture from arthritis:

                                A few weeks after we got him (wish I had pics when we first got him):

                                Hubby saw an ad for a TWH gelding, since it was so far away we took the trailer (normally try to leave trailer at home to give us "thinking time") and came home with him. A sweet reactive super hard spooky came home with us. He's the best horse ever, become a wonderful trail horse (hot and fun) and turns out has some great lines (his half brother is Jose Jose, one of the highest priced TWH's ever sold (over 1 mil) and he's dad is Gen's Major General. Had him now about 6 years.


                                http://s36.beta.photobucket.com/user...de066.jpg.html (I love his heart shaped star!)

                                There are more, but figured this was enough.
                                I want a signature but I have nothing original to say except: "STHU and RIDE!!!

                                Wonderful COTHER's I've met: belleellis, stefffic, snkstacres and janedoe726.


                                • #36
                                  Oh my gosh! I love everyone's CL horses See . . . it IS possible to find true love on Craigslist! <3
                                  Piaffe Girl -- Dressage. Fashionably.


                                  • #37
                                    Here CL is a pretty accepted form of advertising but for what it's worth, I picked up this 4 year old registered TWH gelding for $400 from a CL ad...

                                    “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” Stephen R. Covey


                                    • #38
                                      May of 2012 I was just browsing the ads, seeing what was out there, passing some time, blah-blah-blah, and opened up one ad for a thoroughbred mare. As soon as I saw her bloodlines, I knew I had to get her. Turns out, the owner had fallen on hard times, her farm had been foreclosed and she desperately needed to downsize.

                                      This is her 2 days after I got her, and her first day out in pasture: http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...9/P1010052.jpg

                                      This is her about a month ago (the most recent one I have): http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...psf9a875ee.jpg


                                      • #39
                                        I got my "3 year old, 16 hands" gelding from CL - who was actually 5 (per his papers) and about 15'2"
                                        Love him to death and he is perfect for me!! Kindest soul I know.
                                        "When life gives you scurvy, make lemonade."


                                        • #40
                                          Here's mine. I don't have any glamorous professional photos of her, but here is a snapshot of her coming in from hunting. Purebred Irish Draught.