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If you can't afford a 99 cent hoof pick...

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  • If you can't afford a 99 cent hoof pick...

    Craigslist ad below...Oh dear.

    >> I Need the horse tack listed below

    lunge line....lead line ...Rubber currycomb...Stiff brush

    Soft brush...Shedding blade...Cloth...Mane and tail brush

    Mane and tail detangler...Hoof pick...Hoof brush

    bit / reigns...saddle...saddle rack...saddle blanket


  • #2
    I've been seeing a rash of these kind of posts on the local facebook groups.

    On one hand, I guess good for them if they can score stuff for free. On the other hand, WTH are they doing with a horse if all they could afford was the actual animal? Buying the horse is the least expensive part.


    • #3
      Who knows if it is even real. Some are so weird that I have to believe they are made up.


      • #4
        At least the ad said CHEAP or free, not just free. I've seen ads that want free hay/feed/blankets/etc for the horses they've "rescued". I guess it never hurts to ask, right?

        And notice it also said horses (plural) not just horse. yikes. I hope Snickelfritz is right.


        • #5
          I saw the angel in the marble and I set him free. - Michaelangelo


          • #6
            I know before I had my first horse, I amassed a whole bunch of horse related stuff - most of which I didn't need but thought I had to have at the time. Then, I bought a horse that didn't fit all my tack and had to shop all over again.


            • #7
              Originally posted by Snowflake View Post
              I know before I had my first horse, I amassed a whole bunch of horse related stuff - most of which I didn't need but thought I had to have at the time. Then, I bought a horse that didn't fit all my tack and had to shop all over again.
              Me too, kind of like other girls did a "hope chest".....


              • #8
                Geez, for so much of that smaller stuff, the person could simply go online and order it for reasonable prices.


                • #9
                  probably a kid
                  for more Joy then you can handle


                  • #10
                    I dunno, I don't really see what's so wrong with asking. This person probably won't get any replies, but does it really hurt to ask?

                    Just because someone is trying to save $ doesn't automatically mean that she/he is not capable of purchasing items at full price.


                    • #11
                      I've also seen requests for free equipment on Freecycle. Not surprising since some rescue folks are heaping equines on all sorts of suckers right and left.

                      I have 2 friends in over their heads with mules (both own horses.) Which turn out to be a tad more complicated to care for than horses.....
                      "Friend" me !



                      • #12
                        I can't help wondering if ads like this are some kind of low-end scam, like maybe they're taking this stuff and selling it at the tack sales that often precede auctions...
                        "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief


                        • #13
                          Odd but not unusual for CL - I've seen people ask for free baby clothing, strollers, fencing, washers/dryers, etc. on CL. Not so strange but of course it's natural to worry a bit about the horse.


                          • #14
                            Seems a little strange, but if you don't ASK you definitely won't get!

                            I freecycled a whole bunch of my size 0-2 clothes including about 4 pairs of perfectly serviceable but too small breeches years ago. The lady who picked them up for her daughter (who rides, so needed the breeches) was a real-estate agent. She's just frugal, so jumped on the freecycle stuff when it came up. I also gave her a few of my older but still useable saddle pads.


                            • #15
                              I don't see anything wrong with asking. It's one way to cut down on waste and spending. Have you ever used Freecycle? The whole premise is reducing waste.

                              I admire frugality and wish I had more of it.

                              He is total garbage! Quick! Hide him on my trailer (Petstorejunkie).


                              • #16
                                Some people will ask around and see what they can manage to him off other people before buying things.