I know it doesn't seem like that would have anything to do with any Craigslist ad I could ever post, right? Just a fictional tale of people that don't exist.
Well.... I think the person that wrote this ad just might be living in the same world. I'm sure they see themselves in the future with a lot of money too. Just like in the TV show, it doesn't mean its going to happen.
Without knowing anything else about this mare, how much would you be willing to pay for her? Her pasterns are *fugly*, she has NO hip, NO hocks, as upright as a shoulder as you can get, is as long as a bus, withers higher than her head, and a pencil neck. Not to mention no muscle tone at all. Her blaze is pretty though! I'll credit her that!
Now, I'll throw in that she's an english horse. HUS. Ok, so the long back and pencil neck is more acceptable...though not by much. If she were being used for anything else though... .like say barrels or poles, she'd have so many problems getting her hind end under her and collecting for the stop. She's just not built very well, though its no fault of hers.
The asking price is the million dollar question now, isn't it. The owner of this horse, wants a LOT of money for her, because I'm sure she thinks she'll get it. She sees that in her future. And continuing with the analogy here, not every 'vision' in the show, comes true.
$3000 for that mare.
I got a pretty good idea why the seller is having issues with her under saddle... could it just be because she's so looooonnnggg that she can't physically do what you are asking her to do? Have you ever thought of that? My guess is nooooo..... they just hopped on her and did whatever they wanted, and if the mare couldn't physically perform, its the mare's fault! Shes 'headstrong', and 'won't focus'. BULLSHIT.
Oh, and, I'm not even going to get started on the Parelli Training. That just might also be another damn good reason the mare is 'headstrong' and 'won't focus', but you can't ever tell the Parelli Kool-Aid drinkers that! Oh no, we can't blasphemy their GOD!
NOW - The reader "Trail Rider" that sent me this ad, also mentioned this, and I quote from her email, "and cant wrap my brain around how this horse is worth $3000 ... course its not sold and the property its located at has some seriously skinny horses. a friend went out to see another horse also posted on CL - bait switch..supposed to be free Oh she's $500, have papers, oh wait no lost them...total crap. "
(Thanks for the ad!)