Friday, May 14, 2010

FFFS # Too Many: Good Breeding Home Only!

older proven black & white tobaino stallion has Easy Jet on his papers.
he about 15 hands tall he has both APHA & Ptha papers,I have owned him since he was a yearling,he was foaled in the year 1995
he is very gentle & has good manners & will stay in a 1 wire electric fence,he is Broke to ride & rein,he ties ,loads, baths,easy to breed ,easy to pick his feet up,you can touch him any where on his body.
selling do to my health.
looking for a good breeding home for him.
I paid a lot for him as a yearling & also paid to have him trained.
I asking $2500 for him but will consider all reasonable offers,
but will only sell him to a home that has use for a good stud horse
email your phone number so we can talk 

looking for a good breeding home for him.
but will only sell him to a home that has use for a good stud horse 

Why? Why? Why? 

Why do people think that just because it has balls, it has to make more? There are 249,502,938 black and white tobiano stallions out there. (Ok, google only brought up a little over 30,000 but still. 30,000???? Thats about 29,900 too many!) According to this owner, the world really will NOT survive without her stallion being bred!!! 

My head hurts already from the flu that hit me literally within 30 minutes while I was at work yesterday - they sent me home and I have been sleeping nearly non stop for the last 20 hours or so. This ad certainly is NOT making it better. 

Why can't people just STOP BREEDING?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Didn't We Just, Um, See Him?

Ya'll remember him? The little paint stud from Friday that we couldn't decide if he looked more like a gelding than a mare? (I think 'mare' won with more people commenting he looked rather feminine rather than masculine.)


Cut-N-Jump found this yesterday.

The ad is so long that it took 2 screen shots just to grab the text. I won't post both, but here is the full ad text:

4yr old APHA Colt - $850 (NW Tucson)
Frosted Dakota aka "Handsome" (pedigree can be seen at is being offered for sale to a good home. He is a 4yr old APHA sorrel overo stud colt. He has an excellent disposition, is eager to please, very honest and learns quickly. He leads and stands for grooming. He is OK with his feet, but definitely could be better. He loads like a pro without any problems (in a stock trailer-- never tried a 2-horse). We are working on lunging. He had his first session with fly spray today. It took him about ten minutes tops to get used to it.

Handsome is by Frost My Feature (Frosty Feature X Painted Robin bred mare) and out of a Peppy San X Docs Prescription bred mare. He stands about 14.2hh and weighs about 1000 pounds. He has HUGE, hard, black feet and is solid muscle. He has been bred to one mare this spring. She is an old broody and did a fabulous job of teaching him the ropes and how to be respectful of the ladies.

I can't say enough good things about this horse. He is GORGEOUS with his sorrel sabino/overo markings and his two blue eyes complete with eye liner. He's super smart, too! Once he learns something, he knows it and it sticks with him. He will make an outstanding gelding, and is a decent stud prospect. I adore this horse, but I honestly do not have the room nor the time for a stud horse. He is currently living in my round pen.

The people I got Handsome from (his original breeders) put about 3 or 4 rides on him. They said he never offered to buck and was a real quick study. They have owned and started numerous colts by the same sire, and all have had that easy going disposition. Handsome grew up in a large pasture and has never been messed up. There is nothing to "fix" with this horse. He is a clean slate and is ready to be trained the way you want him. He has the pedigree to be an exceptional gymkhana horse, cow horse, or family trail horse (if he's gelded).

Handsome got hung up in a fence as a yearling, so he does have an ugly scar and thickening on his right hind cannon area. But, it does not affect him at all. I have never seen him take a lame step. Its just ugly to look at.

I am open to offers on this horse, and he will only go to a good home. Would consider trade for corral panels or.... what do you have? Make me an offer. =)
...............Ehhh...... he's in Tuscon now???
{Edit: Ok, after going back and looking at the copy of the ad from Friday, they didn't actually LIST a location for him... but they were advertizing him in the Phoenix CL. I originally thought when I first saw this latest ad, they had moved him from Phoenix to Tuscon in the time frame from last week to now, but I think he has been in Tuscon the entire time. Doesn't mean much anymore, just tryin to get facts straight :) }
OK..... Soooooooo....... I guess he wasn't such a fabulous addition to their breeding program after all if he's up for sale! Whod'a ever thunk THAT!!! I really wonder what happened here. The original ad showed him in with another stallion (the mustang) but the style and pattern of writing is different on this one. I seriously doubt that this is the same person that put up the ad for the breeding one.
Ya'll see the note about the leg injury? Got caught up in a fence? And he's not lame? Wow.
This ad just feels like this person pulled this guy out of some sort of situation, and is either trying to make a quick buck off of him in a turnaround sale, or is trying to dump him for the other ad poster. Several things jump out at me to substantiate this:
1) The fact that he's living in a round pen. This is not a permanent solution, and In my experience, a horse only goes in a round pen as a stall for two reasons; there are no empty/available stalls or they want to keep this horse away from the other horses.
2) The ad reads like the person is working with the horse for the first time in some areas, yet in others the writer has a history of sorts. Trailer training, for instance. Working on loading in a stock trailer, but they know he's never been in a 2 horse. The lunging. Fly spray.
3) If this person doesn't have the room for a stud horse, then I'd almost bet 100% its not the same person that was studding him out. That person had the two - and had NO Plans to geld either - they wanted babies.
I wonder what happened to this guy in the last week. He's obviously had an eventful week - new place, new owner, been shod, trailer training, fly spray, and even lunging!
What irks me though - they refer to gelding him several times, but you think THEY WOULD DO IT? This just sounds like they grabbed him for whatever reason, and are just trying to turn him around and not put any more money into him than they need to.

And no, he doesn't look any more masculine 5(?) days later. Nor did they take any better pictures than the FIRST AD!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I *WANT* This Horse

I'm gonna switch things up a bit today for our WTF Wed. Lets make it.... HOLY SHIT Wed LMAO, cause thats exactly what I said when I found this ad!

Church rodeo - Play day Horse - $1800 (New Caney) Donna is an 8 year old 15.2 hand Bay mare. She is an excellent trail horse, that is also trained to run barrels and poles. We have been taking her to the church rodeo events and she is just a good all round mare. We have thrown a rope off of her at a few calves and chased a few goats. She stands quietly for the ferrier, is easy to clip and bath, and loads / ties well. For more information please contact Gayle @ 281---7204

Sounds like a pretty decent horse to me. Nothing out of the ordinary though. Standard stuff. 


How many of you wish you could do this with your horses?

I *HAD* to post this. Aside from the fact that she is not wearing a helmet, that is pretty freaking cool! (The pictures themselves clearly prove this girl isn't really a beginner-beginner rider. 

Lets think about this. There's a LOT going on here. 

Girl is riding bareback, which means that she has to have a decent seat/leg. Mare is NOT in a bridle / bit, so most of the communication is through the girls seat/leg - which makes her that much of a better rider. Most horses will willingly enough go over a wooden board or bridge of some sort, but how many do you know will go over one thats balanced over a PVC pipe cut in half so the board 'teeter-totters' and moves under them? 

Add to all of that the twirling hula hoops - (Ok, I would NEVER be able to keep them ON MY Arms twirling....especially while bareback...)

This mare has been worked with to accept twirling giant plastic scary things that make some weird noises (cause most hula hoops I've messed with have a weird weight in them that is loud and makes this almost snake-like 'whoooshing shuuuushing' noise as it slides against the inside of the plastic ring) WHILE being asked to step up onto a moving platform with cues only given verbally and by leg. Her head is down and relaxed, her neck/body language is soft and responsive, her ears are forward, and she's obviously paying attention to where her feet are going which means she's totally unconcerned about the circus on her back. 

The hula hoops ALONE would send most horses into absolute paroxysms of terror. 

Thats one mare I would most definitely trust around my own kids.

Oh, and not one single mention of NH training - so I am going to stick a foot out there and guess (hope) that they did this training ... *gasp* in a semi-common sense method of desensitizing?


Did I say I want this mare yet? And she's only 8 years young! 

Anyone wanna 'lend' me around $2500 for purchase & transport from Houston to Phoenix? I will repay in home baked chocolate chip cookies and California rolls. :D :D :D Or whatever delights you request. :-}

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? 

Monday, May 10, 2010

20 Foal Free For All!

Everyone loves foals, right? Cute, fuzzy, curious, and mostly just so adorable you could top them with some whipped cream and just eat them all up. 

Whats your limit to how many you'd like to see running caterwompus around the back yard? 

Maybe 1? Naw, he's gotta have a friend to play with. What about 2 or 3? 3's a good number. Manageable in size, and they often form their own little foal-herd with foal-herd-social-graces! (Think of that as the kind of social graces a 2 or 3 year old human child would have in a 5 star restaurant, and you'll get the joke implied *grin*)

I think most of us would agree, unless you are running a professional breeding operation, (and then well, hopefully we wouldn't see THAT ad on Craigslist) that any number above, oh lets say 5?, would be too much for one person, or a small private horse owning family to handle. 

Following this line of thought, if 3 is ok, 5 would be 'pushing it', and anything above 5 is too much... what about 20? 

Yes, I said 20. 

And its not even just 20 foals. Its WALKALOOSA foals! 

No folks, I DO NOT make this shit up. 

Dear Sue, who I think has sent me more ads than just about anyone else, found this lovely gem up in Wyoming. 

Anybody else be scared to see pictures of this clusterf**** waiting to happen? 

Her question, and I think its a very, very good one, is this:

Do you get ALL 20 FOALS for the $2500?  Inquiring minds want to know!!!

Just imagine what fun THAT would be!