Tuesday, May 11, 2010

She Doesn't Know WHAT She Wants

I don't have time for a big long rant, so just a quickie for you all today. 

Ad Text:Wanted: Free or Free lease horse
 I am looking to give a horse a good home. My 12 year old standard bred gelding is in desperate need of a buddy. I have a 3 and a half acre farm with plenty of room. Looking for a calm, child friendly horse, doesn't have to be broke to ride, though that would be nice. Between 7 and 15 years old give or take a year or 2. And nothing too big, my gelding is 16 hands so nothing bigger than him, between 14.3 and 16 hands would be the best size. Thanks for reading, hope to hear from you soon 

Asking for a free horse in this economy isn't any worse or better than giving away a free horse. 

Its the "Calm, Child Friendly Horse, Doesn't Have To Be Broke To Ride" that concerns me a bit...I know most horses around kids will be gentle and curious at the least, but what is confusing to me is if she NEEDS a child safe animal, eventually any kids that are in the area will want to RIDE said animal. Its unclear if said children are hers or just neighbors, but either way, logic states that a 'child safe' horse, should also be BROKE to ride. Saying its ok for the horse NOT to be is just asking for trouble in my opinion.

Doesn't make any sense to me, maybe one of you will make sense of it? 

1 comment:

  1. Hahaha I thought you may have been talking about the person who was recently interested in on of my pony carts. Pony for sale / will trade saddles, saddles for sale / will trade pony, Pony wanted / will trade current pony...

    Yeah her ads run the gammut of insanity. And even when I sent the measurements of the cart- she wanted to come look. When they did, we were told it is not a pony cart but a horse sized cart. Really?

    Turns out her pony was not/is not a pony but more or less an oversized mini. 37" does not make 11.2 hands, so yeah, my cart is a little too big for what she needed.